I came across this great interview with Fred Hassan, chairman of Bausch & Lomb in the New York Times Corner Office section. Hassan gives his take on how to hire, how to rise up the corporate ladder and the most effective way to mentor someone.
“I don’t think mentors are at their best if it’s only one way. Mentoring is also most effective when the person who’s being mentored really wants to soak it up. I don’t think it’s an easy “push” system. It’s a much better “pull” system.”