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Hot Off The Press: The Sponsor Effect

31 May, 2019

Many people know the benefit of finding a sponsor, but few realize that being a sponsor is just as important to career growth. In fact, senior executives who sponsor rising talent are 53 percent more likely to be promoted than those who don't. Similarly, middle-level managers who have protégés are 167 percent more likely to be given stretch assignments.

Hear from economist, thought leader, and author Sylvia Ann Hewlett as she discusses her latest book; describes how to be a good sponsor; and indicates why, by learning to do so, you will gain the benefits of stellar performance, steadfast loyalty, and capabilities that you, the sponsor, may lack—thus increasing how fast and how far you can go.


Sylvia Ann Hewlett

Sylvia Ann Hewlett
Center for Talent Innovation

Sylvia Ann Hewlett is an author, an economist and the founder of the Center for Talent Innovation, a New York based research organization where she now serves as Chair Emeritus. A labor economist with more than 25 years of experience in global talent management, Hewlett has particularly focused o...Full Bio







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