Having a mentor is an invaluable asset for personal and professional development. The symbiotic relationship between mentors and their proteges reinforces continued business success, as knowledge is passed from one leader to the next.

But mentors don't always come in the form of a person you have a day-to-day relationship with. Often times, mentors can be people from history, leaders in your industry, or even family and friends.

What can you learn from the mentors of today's leading visionaries? New Peaks created a slideshow to, "discover where top business achievers found their motivation for groundbreaking success."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Where do you go for mentorship? Are there other icons of entrepreneurship that you seek guidance from? Share your favorites in the comments below.

Published on: Oct 8, 2015
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