Want to overcome dilemmas - Have mentors in life.
Not just one but minimum 3 mentors.
Self awareness is a key factor to success. Mentors help remove blind spots, ignorance & biases.
Your 1st mentor can be a senior or an ex manager or a trusted friend. He must be the one who is brutally honest with you about yourself.
Your 2nd mentor must be a person from younger generation, this is known as reverse mentoring. Helps in
- Staying at the top of latest information
- Mastering social media
- Understand aspirations of Gen Y (born between 1980-2000) & millennials.
Your 3rd mentor must be a seasoned person who helps you in handling issues like middle age crisis, relationship & health. He will also help you manage the below
- Internal stakeholder
- External stakeholder
Have 2 internal (within your organization) & 1 external mentor.