An organisation’s talent pool takes similarity to that of a royal kingdom. When the right time comes for one ruler to step down, the next in command is usually groomed and ready to take the place. In the context of a work environment, when a management level member is getting closer to a retirement age, or decides to leave they encourage that they pursue and mentor a potential leadership role take over the position when the time comes. Now the organisational norm is much different to that of a kingdom, where the next in line is air to the throne and groomed from childhood, whereas at an organisational level, it involves mostly the performance levels that determines ones suitability to reach the next level. When you look at it from a distance mentoring simply feels like a ‘follow me around’, where the chosen employee simply gets to know the details involved in the role. Well there’s more to it than just a look into the life of a manager, during the process, the individual goes through extensive grooming to learn the responsibilities and challenges that comes with the job. Then comes the hardest part of guiding one’s own self to find the leader within. Here is a guide for the mentor and mentee.