As you’ve moved up the ladder, take note of who helped you along. It’s probably time to pay it forward. Keep in mind that your own upward trajectory is dependent upon having a new generation to fill your current position.
“Having a mentor is likely to be more of a focused learning experience than having a sponsor. Your mentor will likely adopt more of a big-picture outlook on your career, encouraging and motivating you as you work toward short- and long-term goals.”