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Friday, April 6, 2012 - 1:45pm

WORKING: Finding A Mentor

Updated: 5 years ago.
Mentoring is often highlighted in the context of adults helping school kids develop into better students and succeed academically. That kind of relationship can benefit adults too, in their careers and even more broadly. (Photo Courtesy of Noel Abejo via stock.xchng.)

It’s pretty easy to find a book or a website or a business guru extolling the virtues of having a mentor to help guide you in your career.

But what does that relationship look like? And does it makes sense for everyone to have one, no matter their job or career level?

Brandon Smith tells us about mentors, why they matter, and how to find one.

Brandon Smith teaches about leadership, communication, and workplace culture at Emory University's Goizueta Business School. More of his advice is on his blog and at And while you’re there, ask him your workplace or career question. We might use your question on a future radio segment.