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Strategic Relationships at Work: Creating Your Circle of Mentors, Sponsors, and Peers for Success in Business and Life by Kathy Kram, Wendy Murphy

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ANALYZE YOUR DEVELOPMENTAL NETWORK

To illustrate how a developmental network can help you through the twists and turns of a career, we’ll introduce you to Emma. You’ll get to know her well in this chapter—and more importantly you’ll come to understand the whys and wherefores of a vibrant career-building resource.

       For over a decade, Emma had built a global career in financial services in three increasingly prestigious firms. She’d been promoted with each move. In fact, she’d recently been elevated to vice-president. It was clear that she enjoyed the work and the people. In addition Emma had created a small side business out of her eco-conscious fashion hobby, first in designing accessories and more recently in designing clothes. This ...

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