Why would-be leaders need sponsors as well as mentors

11/12/2013 | SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Leadership

If you want to climb the career ladder, it isn't enough to simply have a mentor to show you the ropes, writes Dana Theus. You'll also need a sponsor -- someone who uses their clout to secure prime positions and opportunities for you. "[W]hile mentors do help us learn to be more effective, it's often 'sponsors' who actually help us get hired at the next pay grade," Theus writes.

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