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Why Having One Mentor Isn't Enough
 
Greetings, Ninja!

So you think you've found a mentor! That's great, but you're not done. You need more than just one smart, experienced professional to provide advice and guidance. You need a personal board of directors.

A personal board of directors is your own handpicked team of industry experts and workplace gurus. You know—the event planner who consistently knocks it out of the park, the IT guru, the more senior admin with a knack for defusing office drama. It's a squad as dynamic and diverse as your role as a Ninja and having one will keep you at the top of your game.

Building your board takes time, but the initial investment is guaranteed to pay off in spades.

Ready to start?

Rock on!
OfficeNinjas HQ

 
BUILD YOUR PROFESSIONAL SQUAD

Build a Personal Board of Directors
 
Build a Personal Board of Directors That'll Invest in Your Success
Ninjas do it all—which can be a heavy burden. That's why a personal board of directors is crucial. They'll lessen your load by serving as sounding boards, strengthening your professional network, and diversifying your knowledge base.

 
What Exactly Is Your Role as a Mentee?
It takes two to tango, especially in a mentor-mentee relationship. What kind of mentee are you? A Debbie Downer or an Energizing Ellie? Check out this guide from Harvard Business to see how to be a good mentee.

 
Be My Mentor? Craft the Perfect Outreach Email with These 9 Tips
You've got the email address of someone you admire, and you'd love for her to be part of your professional squad. Now what? How do you get the conversation going? Follow these tips.

 
INTRIGUING READS

Be More Productive
 
Figure out What's Not Working to Be More Productive [PRODUCTIVITY]
Improving your productivity is worth it. You don't need convincing of that. You've read countless blog posts and listened to world-class leaders talk about how they stay productive. So why is it still so hard?

 
How to Get Feedback You Can Actually Use [PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT]
Consistent, actionable feedback is critical to growing professionally. But often it comes too late to do anything about it—cough*annual performance reviews*cough—or is too vague to be useful (e.g. "Keep up the good work" or "You need to think more strategically"). Here's how to ask for actionable feedback.

 
Have Wrist Pain? Do These 5 Stretches [HEALTH]
The keyboard is one of a Ninja's most powerful weapons. But unfortunately, it's a double-edged sword. Too much typing can lead to pain and eventually carpal tunnel syndrome. Here are five stretches to minimize its impact.

 
The Six Best Business Card Scanner Apps on the Market [PRODUCTIVITY]
Gone from the modern desk are most paper documents—but business cards feel here to stay. You need an app to help, a business card scanner that can digitize your paper contacts and help you reach back out in seconds. Here are the best apps to do that.

 
PARTNER SPOTLIGHT

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