I think Mary's acknowledgment on the importance of mentoring should occur more often. We all can think back, if we take the time, to an important decision and to who helped us. The one thing they were able to provide was a third parry view. They were able to express what they saw the decision as. In the middle of the decision and the dozens of factors around it, we did not have the ability to step back to see what was going on so clearly as they could provide.
Everyday decisions do not need a mentor, but our big decisions do benefit from one.
With this in mind, review the interview with Mary Dolaher, CEO of IDG World, and see if you find something else to take away from her experience.