Career Functions Psychosocial Functions
  • Lobbying to get the protégé challenging and visible assignments

  • Coaching the protégé to help develop his or her skills and achieve work objectives

  • Providing exposure to influential individuals within the organization

  • Protecting the protégé from possible risks to his or her reputation

  • Sponsoring the protégé by nominating him or her for potential advances or promotions

  • Acting as a sounding board for ideas the protégé might be hesitant to share with a direct supervisor

  • Counseling the protégé to bolster his or her self-confidence

  • Sharing personal experiences with the protégé

  • Providing friendship and acceptance

  • Acting as a role model

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