In this Harvard Business Review article, the authors discuss the positive effects of having a strong support system in your work environment. People who will hold you accountable when you’re slacking, people who will give you a pat on the back when you achieve, people who are your lifelines.
Creating and fostering these relationships is very important, but it is also essential to pick the right people. According to the authors of this article, when looking at the mentors specifically, “Sponsorship can help catapult junior talent into top management while also greatly expanding the reach and impact of senior leadership—but only when both sponsor and protégé recognize that it’s a mutually beneficial alliance, a truly two-way street.”
Here are some resources to get you started searching for great mentors:
- Seven Tips For Finding a Great Mentor
- Land an Influential Mentor by Using Your Connection Capital
- Finding a Professional Mentor From Beyond Your Backyard
Tell me about your most successful mentoring relationships – have they been a two-way street?
Ritu Walia is myGreenlight’s Member Coordinator.