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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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CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES: DIVERSITY, TECHNOLOGY, AND CHANGE

“For the things we have to learn before we can do them, we learn by doing them.” These words were as true when written by Aristotle in The Nicomachean Ethics as they are today. Our world continues to present learning challenges and opportunities.

Diversity, globalization, technology, and persistent change are issues that shape our workplaces and our lives. Our hope is that you do not see these as separate from the rest of this book, but rather that you need to be especially attentive as you cultivate your own developmental network or as your organization implements formal mentoring programs,

Over time, working across differences actually increases the potential learning and growth ...

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