Many of the jobs that Baby Boomers will vacate over the next two decades will go to up-coming new leaders. The right mentors can help you improve the quality of your learning along the way. Consider contacting the following types of people to serve as your mentors:
- A senior executive with experience in an area where your school/organization is focusing. These people can help you develop a big-picture mind-set.
- A high-performing peer. Gain a broader perspective within your field by asking a highly-effective peer to be a mentor for you.
- A person whom you serve. . Get into your parents' / clients' shoes and see how the school/organization looks from the standpoint of those being served by it.
Adapted from Guide to Getting the Mentoring You Need (HBR OnPoint Collection).