Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Have More than One Mentor

When people think of mentoring, they often think of a one-on-one relationship between a more experienced executive and a young upstart. But mentoring, like the rest of the work world, has changed over the past few decades. Instead of trying to find that one perfect mentor, think about having a personal board of directors who can advise you throughout your career. Build a cadre of people you can turn to for advice when you need it. Mentoring is both a long-term and short-term arrangement, so nurture relationships with people whose perspectives you respect so that you have a diverse group of people you can call on now, and in the future.

Source: adapted from "Demystifying Mentoring" by Amy Gallo

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