In my career, it was clear early on that the only people who had sticking power on the team were the ones that cared.
You can teach someone ‘how’ to do something, that required nothing more than time and training but, if they didn’t care if they weren’t coachable and teachable, then all of the instruction in the world wouldn’t matter. While somehow I instinctively knew that you can’t cure apathy, it was
illustrated for me very clearly and reinforced it over and over and over again.
If you are developing someone on your team and they seem indifferent to your mentoring. Invest in someone else.
If you are the person being mentored by a leader interested in developing you then find the antidote or you will miss the generosity of the leader and the lessons that can change your life!