BOSTON (Reuters Life!) - Aspiring executives tend to think of mentoring as a one-to-one relationship between a company veteran and an ambitious new employee.
But having a broader network of people to turn to can be a better approach, according to the Harvard Business Review.
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1. Rather than trying to find one ideal mentor, people should look for a diversity of people who can serve as a "personal board of directors" to guide them through their careers.
2. Develop a broad network of people to turn to through your career.
3. Think of mentoring as a long-term arrangement, so take the time to nurture relationships.
- Today's management tip was adapted from "Demystifying Mentoring" by Amy Gallo.
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