One job sponsor isn’t enough to provide job security you need in a rapidly shifting business landscape. Center for Talent Innovation CEO Sylvia Ann Hewlett shares tips.
- Build a “life raft.” For smaller organizations, a life raft consists of three sponsors: one inside your organization and two outside. For larger organizations, you want two inside, and one outside.
- Become visible. Sign up to be a mentor or lead another -develop program.
- Be a joiner. Join community organizations and take on leadership roles to increase your influence.
— Adapted from “To Diversify Your Network, Follow the 2+1 Rule,” Sylvia Ann Hewlett, Harvard Business Review’s HBR Blog Network.