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Forget a mentor, find a sponsor : the new way to fast-track your career

Author: Sylvia Ann Hewlett
Publisher: Boston, Massachusetts : Harvard Business Review Press, [2013]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Who's pulling for you? Who's got your back? Who's putting your hat in the ring? Odds are this person is not a mentor but a sponsor. Mentors can build your self-esteem and provide a sounding board--but they're not your ticket to the top. If you're interested in fast-tracking your career, what you need is a sponsor--a senior-level champion who believes in your potential and is willing to advocate for you as you pursue  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Hewlett, Sylvia Ann, 1946-
Forget a mentor, find a sponsor
(DLC) 2013007357
(OCoLC)826444672
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sylvia Ann Hewlett
ISBN: 9781422187180 1422187187
OCLC Number: 865508615
Awards: Commended for Axiom Business Book Awards (Career) 2014
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 228 pages)
Contents: Why sponsorship? --
How sponsorship works --
Embrace your dream and do a diagnostic --
Scan the horizon for potential sponsors --
Distribute your risk --
Understand that it's not all about you --
Come through on two obvious fronts --
Deliver a distinct personal brand --
Lead with a yes --
Sex --
Distrust --
Executive presence --
Epilogue : castles.
Responsibility: Sylvia Ann Hewlett.

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What makes a sponsor different from a mentor is critical in terms of getting you into the role you covet and deserve. This book features real stories and practical advice on how individuals -  Read more...

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"Hewlett's book is full of smart advice, backed up by data, about the impact that a senior-level leader who acts as an advocate can have on others." -- Washington Post "Over the years, I've certainly Read more...

 
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