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One of the more controversial Gallup poll questions finds that having a best friend at work leads to better performance. However, if you really want to perform better at work and advance your career, you'd be wise to find a mentor instead. Unlike friends who often only tell you what you want to hear or try to make you feel good, a mentor will speak the truth. You can find mentors both inside and outside your current institution, but be sure to pick the right ones.
Chefs make great dishes by mixing a variety of flavors. Great directors bring together the right crew, actors, and writers to film a great movie. Likewise, the best leaders in higher education assemble a team of people with complementary -- not identical -- talents and perspectives. The ability and experience to find the right mix and use the advantages of diversity is truly a leadership competency. Every supervisor, manager, administrator, coach, teacher, or leader would be wise to develop this skill.
Over the years, you've probably heard this career advice: Follow your passion and be an expert in your field. As it turns out, it may not be in your best interest. Experts say that the advice to follow your passion reflects a fixed mindset, meaning you believe your qualities are “carved in stone." That mindset sets many aspiring professionals up for failure. Instead, higher education professionals need a growth mindset and institutions a culture of development.