Erik Keller, VP of application development at moving\n services provider Sirva and a 2007 Ones to Watch honoree,\n doesn\u2019t believe in the old adage \u201cThose who\n can\u2019t do, teach.\u201d That\u2019s because\n Keller\u2019s mentor, Eric Dirst, is not only a teacher but\n also an accomplished leader. Dirst himself earned a Ones to\n Watch award in 2005; now Sirva\u2019s CIO, Dirst wants to help\n Keller reach a CIO position too.Keller credits much of his success to his relationship with\n his mentor. \u201cThe fact that he was a Ones to Watch winner\n and moved into a CIO role set a good baseline for our\n relationship. As I moved into my current role, he knew how he\n liked to be mentored and was able to apply that.\u201dDirst has shared valuable insight into Sirva\u2019s\n corporate culture, Keller says, which helped him make strategic\n decisions related to IT, as well as learn the best way for IT\n to communicate with the business.Healthy mentor\/mentee relationships are all about\n communication and respect, Keller says. Keller was reporting to\n the COO and not working directly in IT when he met Dirst, so\n they were able to build a nonmanager relationship first, which\n Keller says helped establish an atmosphere of respect that\n continued once Dirst became his boss.As for communication, \u201cYou need to help your mentor\n understand what you\u2019re looking for from the relationship\n and the kind of feedback you need,\u201d he advises.