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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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TAKING AN ENTREPRENEURIAL APPROACH TO RELATIONSHIPS

People who’ve built strong and responsive developmental networks are more confident about relationship-building and navigating their career than their less-connected peers, who may feel isolated and unsure about their career prospects. Over a decade of research on developmental networks demonstrates this conclusively.

Similarly, investigation reveals that mentors and coaches like helping to develop positive people. It turns out that developers enjoy fielding their protégés’ sincere questions and are flattered by their keen interest.

To illustrate why, consider two young professionals who are representative of people we’ve worked with. Both are recent graduates of excellent undergraduate business ...

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