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Who is inspiring the CEOs, Mentors ?

There are several level of leaders. But at the top there are CEOs or Mentors. Seniour managers motivate thier junior and middle management motivate the thier junior and so on .. But there is not upper level of any CEO/Mentors.. Who will Motivate them ?

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    Mar 18 2012: Kumar, If, due to existing hierarchies, there is no-one 'above' us who we suitably TRUST to act as mentor then mentorship should be found OUTSIDE the organization. A Mentor needn't come from within, as do many of the most powerful examples I have seen adopted.Coaches are easier to find than Mentors (in my experience) but both require a deep level of trust to work. I take it from your use of the word Mentor that the person must have specific knowledge,expertise and/ or experience to guide rather than a coach who comes with a generic cross-phase toolkit with which to develop people. People love to be asked to Mentor, so more people should find someone they admire and ask them. Everyone, including top CEOs need someone to challenge, inspire and enthuse them. On my best days I enjoy intrinsic motivation but I am also blessed with more than one excellent Mentor (and Coach) and the difference it makes to my work is phenomenal.
  • Mar 21 2012: Stuart, I am not that ideas will fail.. we have to see the both side. negative and positive.. The mentors always think positive and the subordinates always taking sometimes it as negative. In that condition what will be the situation ? whare the motivation factor for top leaders ?
  • Mar 19 2012: Stuart, That means they are self motivated.. if they faces challenges. he is contributing his ideas for benefits of the organization. Suppos if the idea fails then what happened to thier subordinates ??..I have read many mentors biography.. they have mentioned their all experiences and challenges.. i hats off to those peoples who are the self motivated... they get the way by himself.
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      Mar 21 2012: Hi Kumar, Yes, I believe that self-motivation is essential at ANY level of leadership. It's linked to resilience and pace-setting behaviours which build capacity in self and teams. Why would the idea fail? not sure what you mean?Choosing a mentor is very hard but worth the search.
  • Mar 19 2012: A thought has occurred to me that middle management should be the ones to motivate or mentor top levels of corporations. The reason being that they are the ones that have the vision required to make change happen. They see things from a client's perspective, employee 's perspective as well as upper management. All three stakeholders want something and sometimes the lack of communication between those groups will make any change impossible or very difficult. You need feedback and input from people closer to the entire situation to make things run smoother, more efficiently and more productively.
  • Mar 18 2012: I think they are motivated by the Corporations Board of Directors and the job of increasing share price. They are concerned with the bottom line and providing a return to their shareholders.
    • Mar 18 2012: yes I agree.. again i have a qustion.. the board of directors are also managed by chairpersons.. now the question is same for that chairperson...?