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“K” is for: Know that you benefit – you get as much as you give.

Posted by Carol Seymour on May 22, 2018 10:00:00 AM

We can all agree that sponsoring talented people into leadership roles is good for the business and good for your sponsorees, but as a sponsor, how do you benefit? Choosing to be a sponsor is a commitment, requiring significant investment on your behalf. But if you choose to take on this important role, know that you will benefit more than you thought possible.

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Topics: Sponsorship, Women in Business

“R” is for: Respect her authentic style of leadership

Posted by Carol Seymour on Apr 24, 2018 10:00:00 AM

Leadership is both a privilege and a responsibility. When leaders commit to developing others, their goal should be to bring the unique gifts of that individual to the forefront. It’s not about trying to lead them on your same career path, but to help them find their own inner compass to lead with. It’s about increasing their skills, adding your experience and perspective, and exposing them to opportunities they can’t see.

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Topics: Sponsorship, Women in Business

“A” is for: Affirm her potential as a leader

Posted by Carol Seymour on Apr 18, 2018 10:58:50 AM

The Korn Ferry Institute just released a wonderful report, called “Women CEOs Speak,” where they surveyed 57 women CEOs about their paths to leadership. One finding that struck me was:

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Topics: Sponsorship, Women in Business

“P” is for: Provide access to your powerful network

Posted by Carol Seymour on Apr 10, 2018 10:00:00 AM

Good leaders look behind them and create opportunities to develop rising stars. For those just hearing about TWOthroughYOU, join other leaders in making a commitment to sponsor two women to accelerate their careers. This is the second part of a five-part series on how to be a good Sponsor for these women. 

The acronym S.P.A.R.K., is a simple guideline of actions sponsors can take to accelerate the career of their sponsorees. 

Last week, we discussed the “S” in S.P.A.R.K., which stands for: Shine a light on your sponsoree and advocate on her behalf. If you missed that blog, you can check it out here. This week, our focus is on the letter “P”, which stands for: 

Provide access to your powerful network.

 

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Topics: Sponsorship, Women in Business

“S” is for: Shine a light on her and advocate on her behalf

Posted by Carol Seymour on Apr 3, 2018 9:58:00 AM

Last month at Leadership Atlanta Women’s Forum, I listened to a panel of top executives share insights on how female leaders can “power up” their own game. I was thrilled that Lynn Zappone, former CHRO of Popeye’s, made the point that women should help more women accelerate their careers by turning a spotlight on their successes and capabilities:

“Shining a light on her doesn’t diminish your own glow. It actually makes you shine brighter.”

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Topics: Sponsorship, Women in Business

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