Considering a worldwide collaboration? Let decision-making needs determine your structure. After that, it’s all about trust.

Global social sector collaborations can be exciting, and even exhilarating. And when they’re effective, they can result in large-sale sustainable change. But the hard truth is that many either fail or prove to be so fiendishly difficult to operate that they might as well not have been started in the first place.

That’s because the challenges of running this kind of collaboration are numerous, complex, and not easily overcome. Just scheduling a meeting between groups in different time zones can be exhausting; sometimes, the…

An article summarising lessons on successfully delivering mentoring programmes

By Jon Huggett and Peter Babudu

“From small acorns grow mighty oaks” — Helmut Postels via Wikimedia Commons

Why mentoring?

Mentors are more than helpful, we see them as critical for anyone wanting to climb the ladder of life.

It’s easy to see how mentors can be so critical. Mentors can nurture and help develop people. A mentor can help illuminate the path for their mentee, so they can see possibilities ahead. Mentors can be critical in helping mentees navigate obstacles, by validating their challenges, and helping identify solutions or coping strategies.

But what makes mentors so critical is that they can bring…

Jon Huggett

Board chair, global advisor and former Partner at both Bain and Bridgespan. @jonhuggett

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