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The Sponsor Effect with Sylvia Ann Hewlett – #173

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A sponsor is different than a mentor. A sponsor believes in your value, advocates for you, and allows you to take risks and has your back if you fail. Kevin sits down with Sylvia Hewlett, author of THE SPONSOR EFFECT: How to be a Better Leader by Investing in Others. They talk about the differences between a sponsor and a mentor. Sylvia also shares real-life examples of the sponsor/protégé relationship. She stresses that this isn’t a one-way relationship. Data shows that leaders who become a sponsor are more likely to receive a promotion

A sponsor is different than a mentor. A sponsor believes in your value, advocates for you, and allows you to take risks and has your back if you fail. Kevin sits down with Sylvia Hewlett, author of THE SPONSOR EFFECT: How to be a Better Leader by Investing in Others. They talk about the differences between a sponsor and a mentor. Sylvia also shares real-life examples of the sponsor/protégé relationship. She stresses that this isn’t a one-way relationship. Data shows that leaders who become a sponsor are more likely to receive a promotion.

In this episode, Sylvia shares:
1. Her definition of a sponsor.
2. A 7 step process to becoming a sponsor.
3. Advice on how to identify your own sponsor.

Quote Image: The biggest gift a boss can give somebody they believe in is unvarnished feedback. from Sylvia Hewlett

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