Lately, I've been marveling at the large number of my high school friends who grew up to be successful professionals in their chosen fields. I spent my teen years living in a unique community – a neighborhood where nearly all of our parents were self-employed, successful business owners. While I took this environment and the subliminal leadership training I received for granted, I now can see that we were learning by example – with confidence, inventive thought, and high expectations served up nightly at the dinner table.
That brings me to a fascinating post on reverse mentoring from Daniel A. Smith of the Institute of Management Accountants' mentoring faculty. The process of teaching business acumen is in your hands! Learn how you can equip the young members of your financial team with the tools they will need to one day take the reins.