John Cooper had spent the last five years working for Standard Holdings, a stage of development of small business and the private equity arm of Standard Group of Companies (standard). Cooper had benefited greatly from the rich context that the founder of the Standard, Alan Kirkpatrick forever. Cooper has increased the confidence to realize their full potential and then decided to abandon standard for integrating your own consulting company. Before announcing his decision to leave standard Kirkpatrick, Cooper was worried about the reaction I would get. Although saddened by the loss of the skills and talents of standard Cooper, Kirkpatrick has been very supportive of the decision to leave and agreed to become the first customer of Cooper. Throughout the period of his new business growth, Cooper constantly reflects on the impact that “Kirkpatrick has had influence on his own decision. Finally realized the significant positive value that mentoring Kirkpatrick had given his return to school for a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) and classmates approached him for advice and congratulate you on your professionalism and knowledge.
Source: Ivey Publishing
Date Posted: February 13, 2012. Prod #: W12702-PDF-ENG
Mentoring of John Cooper (B) Case Solution