I often hear people lamenting that they would only be more successful if they could find the right mentor. And yet several successful people have questioned the actual value of having a mentor. Elon Musk and Sheryl Sandberg are among those titans who have noted that mentors might not be all that necessary to career success.
Debby Carreau, author of the recently released book The Mentor Myth: How to Take Control of Your Own Success (Bibliomotion 2016), agrees that mentors might not actually be necessary to help you achieve your dreams. Carreau argues that mentors are often overutilized, undertrained, and routinely underdeliver. "While I do acknowledge that mentors can be an effective tool and can provide excellent professional feedback, your career is not lost if you cannot find one," said Carreau.Read More