‘Believe in your people, then they will do things that they haven’t done before.’
|--Helena Moore, Bromford Housing Group|
Now we are into the really exciting bit – spotting talent and helping people to grow. Maurice Purslow works for Andrew Rothesay at Boehringer Ingelheim now, but his first contact was as his mentor – in fact, he mentored Andrew into his present role. When Andrew was promoted, Maurice still acted as his mentor alongside becoming his direct report: ‘It’s wonderful to be managed by him now – he still asks for my opinion and vice versa.’
Not everyone would be OK with such a complex relationship, but if you want to be a great talent manager, accept it as your badge of honour! It is the perfect statement ...