Join Simon T. Bailey for an in-depth discussion in this video Seeking mentorship and stretch assignments, part of Building Business Relationships.
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In my own experience, the one area I found…to be shared by successful people is having a mentor.…To grow in your career, it is important for you to seek mentorship and stretch…assignments that will improve and enhance your contribution to the organization.…Before you seek a mentor, ask yourself, what skills do I need to know and sharpen?…And how will this…benefit my team, the department and my organization?…The answer to these questions will help you find someone who has…mastered their core expertise and ensures that they align with your goals.…
Where do you find your mentor?…Seek recommendations from trusted advisors, close friends and management.…It is also safe to look outside your organization,…so you can speak freely about challenges, career aspirations…and accomplishments.…Additionally, sometimes you don't need to be mentored one to one.…Read trade journals, participate in networking groups and…follow thought leaders as further sources for your development.…
In my personal experience, my first mentor…
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- Resolving cross-department conflict
- Identifying mentors and sponsors
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