The more I study the impact of mentorship on the teams we work with, the more I’m blown away by the magnitude of change it produces. The cost of mentorship increases on a linear scale with time, but the impact of mentorship increases on an exponential scale, with compounding productivity returns orders-of-magnitude greater than the time and money invested.
Because of the radically different scales (linear vs exponential), it’s difficult to wrap our brains around how much we’ll be rewarded by investing more in mentorship. Our brains seem hard-wired to think in linear terms, and it’s frustratingly hard to get them to think in terms of exponential scales and compounding rewards.
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