Leading a Legacy – An Introduction to Corporate Grandparenting
When you were a teenager and snuck out of your parent’s house for the party they strictly forbade you to attend, you probably felt a lot of contempt for them after they caught you midway out the door and grounded you for the rest of the summer.
At the time, you probably thought your parents were just out to ruin your life. Yet, when your grandfather sat you down and shared some stories and insights, you came to realize that maybe it wasn’t your parent’s sole purpose to destroy your life, and that they had reasoning and purpose behind their actions.
Just as grandparents can help put a teenager’s life in perspective, corporate grandparents can help put employees professional lives in perspective. Corporate grandparents help prepare talent for the next level the same way real grandparents help prepare their grandchildren for the transition into adulthood; they offer guidance, knowledge, perspective and reinforcement.