There was a recent article on LinkedIn from editor Amy Chen entitled: "The Mentor Who Shaped Me".
In it, they "asked some of the world's most successful professionals to share how they got their start — and to thank those who got them where they are today".
It's a fun and inspiring read and one to add to your list for sure. In the meantime, check out...
Our 10 Favorite Tips:
From Robert Herjavec - a 'Shark' on ABC's 'Shark Tank'
"Stop the "will you be my mentor?" emails and start being present to embrace the learning opportunities all around you.
Ask your colleagues and executive team members for their points of view.
Seek advice from your direct leader or leader once removed."
From Aliza Licht -SVP Global Communications at Donna Karan International, DKNY PR Girl @dkny and author of 'Leave Your Mark'.
"Your career breakthrough can happen in the most surprising way. The trick is:
1. YOU have to be comfortable asking questions.
2. You can't be afraid of an unanswered email
3. and you shouldn't be paralyzed by the word NO."
"Have you ever considered that you just asked the wrong person? The good news is that the right person might be closer than you think."
"...stop looking for "the one" (mentor) because you won’t find one, you'll find many."
"Your reputation doesn’t follow you everywhere; it arrives before you do."
From Maria Loja Barahona - a current staff member of Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York City.
"I learned to believe that education is the key to a wide array of opportunities to succeed in life."
xx The A-List