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09/24/07
Networking 7. Mentoring and improving careers
Filed under: Mentoring, First Year on Job, Leadership, Mature professionals
Posted by: site admin @ 10:47 am

Picture this:  you want to contribute
something in your field that you have
no recent contact with.  What do you
do?

Picture this:  you want to begin
a role as a adjunct professor, do you
need special professional insurance?

Picture this:  you are coaching someone
who asks for specific help in a field
in which you have limited contact.  What
do you offer this person?  How can you
help him make personal progress?

Each of these situations have occurred
to me in the last week.  In dealing with
them, extensive use of my mentors
and my network were instrumental
in influencing my actions.  In more than
one situation, I spoke out loud what I
learned and planned to do and received
feedback that was even stronger.

People are willing to do this, when they
know you respect their opinion and will
go out of your way to help them.

This is another one of those multi-
segment postings divided up into
response segments.

Comment 1:  Effective networks, looking
out for the benefit of others.
Comment 2:  Mentoring roles
Comment 3:  Differences between
mentoring and networks

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