Mentoring leaders matters: In honor of Arthur Naparstek, Ph.D.

One of the greatest things a leader can do is mentor other leaders.

Today, I am reflecting on the greatness of a man who mentored me, Arthur Naparstek, and passed away prematurely four years ago today. Art was an agile leader. Throughout his life he adapted his leadership style to the person, situation, organization or community with whom he was working. While I know the impact he had on my personal and professional development, I know he influenced many other leaders in the United States and Israel.

My question for leaders reading this entry today. . . who are you mentoring?

Circa 1999 – from left to right, Generosa Lopez-Molina, Charles Thigpen, Cleveland Mayor Frank G. Jackson, Arthur Naparstek, and Ken Lurie pose proudly at the site of the first units to be completed in Cleveland’s Homeownership Zone in the Central neighborhood.

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