Chapter 9

The Rules of Engagement

I’ve made no secret of the help others have given me on my own passion-sparking journey. Though I’ve worked hard and learned mainly through trial and error, feeling my way as I go, I couldn’t have done so without the gentle guidance and the opportunities presented by a host of helpful colleagues, coworkers, mentors, and what I call “allies” and “cheerleaders.” I’ve talked about how important these folks are and how to effectively utilize their experience and expertise if they are willing to help you. Now, let’s talk about how to go about gaining these allies and cheerleaders: “The Rules of Engagement.” In other words, we’ve seen how important these allies and cheerleaders can be, but…

How do you go about courting ...

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