HBR Guide to Getting the Mentoring You Need

HBR Guide to Getting the Mentoring You Need

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Stuck in a career rut? Maybe you’re itching to broaden your skills and take on new challenges. Or perhaps you’re eyeing a management role a level or two up. So how do you grow and advance professionally? Not by waiting for senior managers to notice you and ?bring you along.” You’ll be sorely disappointed by how long that takes, if it ever happens. The key is effective mentoring?and it’s up to you to go get it. Done right, mentoring is one of the most powerful, efficient tools for learning and moving up. But to reap those rewards, you need to pursue them with rigor and commitment. This guide will show you how.

Arm yourself with the advice you need to succeed on the job, from a source you trust. Packed with how-to essentials from leading experts, the HBR Guides provide smart answers to your most pressing work challenges.

Find the right person to help supercharge your career.

Whether you’re eyeing a specific leadership role, hoping to advance your skills, or simply looking to broaden your professional network, you need to find someone who can help. Wait for a senior manager to come looking for you—and you’ll probably be waiting forever.

Instead, you need to find the mentoring that will help you achieve your goals. Managed correctly, mentoring is a powerful and efficient tool for moving up.

The HBR Guide to Getting the Mentoring You Need will help you get it right. You’ll learn how to:

  • Find new ways to stand out in your organization
  • Set clear and realistic development goals
  • Identify and build relationships with influential sponsors
  • Give back and bring value to mentors and senior advisers
  • Evaluate your progress in reaching your professional goals

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      Drawn mostly from the Harvard Business Review and published between 2008 and 2011, the 14 articles in this volume helps employees in mentoring relationships. It explains the relationship, the concept of sponsorship, and different types of mentoring; how to consider what success means; how to make oneself indispensable at work; how to understand why a promotion was not achieved; how to find the right mentors, start and maintain relationships with them, get more from them, define goals and expectations, take on more than one mentor, and network; mentoring for Millennials and Gen Xers; and how mentors can learn from protégés. Annotation ©2014 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)

Publisher: Boston, Massachusetts :, Harvard Business Review Press,, [2014]
ISBN: 9781422196007
Characteristics: ix, 160 pages ; 23 cm


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