Extract from an excellent article posted on Right Management’s Career + Blog. For more see link below
When One Mentor is no Longer Enough: Creating Your Personal Board of Directors
Every professional who expects to successfully navigate corporate structures needs someone in his/her corner to bounce ideas off, get a perspective on an issue, provide guidance on his/her career path or even open some doors. That person is mentor, but these days, one mentor simply isn’t enough – no one person possesses all the skills necessary for their protégés to succeed. Like organizations with board of directors who have various skills, professionals require members of their personal board to possess diverse skills based on their unique requirements.
Think about what you’d like to accomplish in your career in the next five years. What skills do you require and what assistance would make the process smoother? Based on your requirements,