Book of the Month - October 2016

HBR guide to getting the mentoring you need


Find the right person to help supercharge your career. Whether you’re aiming for a specific leadership role, hoping to advance your skills, or simply looking to broaden your professional network, you need to find a mentor who can help you achieve your goals. Managed correctly, mentoring is a powerful and efficient tool for moving up the career ladder.

This guide will show you how you’ll get better at:

  • Deciding which skills to sharpen
  • Finding new ways to shine in your organization
  • Setting clear, realistic development goals 
  • Attracting influential sponsors
  • Forging strong bonds with your mentors
  • Giving back to them
  • Accepting and using feedback
  • Gauging your progress
  • Building a diverse “developmental network”
  • Learning from executives, peers, and protégés