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Forget a Mentor, Find a Sponsor

The New Way To Fast-track Your Career

By Sylvia Ann Hewlett, 1946-

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 that next raise or promotion.

In this powerful yet practical book, economist and thought leader Sylvia Ann Hewlett—author of ten critically acclaimed books, including the groundbreaking Off-Ramps and On-Ramps—shows why sponsors are your proven link to success. Mixing solid data with vivid real-life narratives, Hewlett reveals the “two-way street” that makes sponsorship such a strong and mutually beneficial alliance. The seven-step map at the heart of this book allows you to chart your course toward your greatest goals.

Whether you’re looking to lead a company or drive a community campaign, Forget a Mentor, Find a Sponsor will help you forge the relationships that truly have the power to deliver you to your destination.

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Book

Availability

1 available at Main (Downtown)
  • 650.14 Hew, Nonfiction

Publish Date

2013

ISBN

9781422187166


Format: Book
Author: Hewlett, Sylvia Ann, 1946-
Title: Forget a mentor, find a sponsor : the new way to fast-track your career / Sylvia Ann Hewlett.
Publisher Date: Boston, Massachusetts : Harvard Business Review Press, [2013]
Subject: Career development Mentoring in business Success in business
Isbn: 9781422187166 (alk. paper) 1422187160 (alk. paper)
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System Items Total: 1
Call Number: 650.14 Hew
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Bib Id: 457584

Format: Book
Author: Hewlett, Sylvia Ann, 1946-
Title: Forget a mentor, find a sponsor : the new way to fast-track your career / Sylvia Ann Hewlett.
Publisher, Date: Boston, Massachusetts : Harvard Business Review Press, [2013]
Description: xiii, 228 pages ; 21 cm
Subjects: Career development
Subjects: Mentoring in business
Subjects: Success in business
Notes: Includes bibliographical references.
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.
LCCN: 2013007357
ISBN: 9781422187166 (alk. paper)
ISBN: 1422187160 (alk. paper)
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 1
Total Copies: 1
Call Number: 650.14 Hew