HBR Guide to Getting the Mentoring You NeedBook - 2014
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
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)