Instead of seeking out a relationship where you are the mentee and someone else is the mentor. Someone who has been put on a pedestal as being unbelievably innovative, creative and execution driven.
Seek out a co-mentor – someone you can give as much to as they can give to you – so not only do you grow, but they do as well.
And better yet, find someone from a completely different walk of life and field of interest. It’s the different perspectives that give us the ideas for what and how we can modify our problem-solving behaviours.
And don’t fret if they are in a different area of the company org chart then you, fret when they cannot be blunt and direct in their guidance to help you grow and instead hold back.
You don’t need to find a guru, what you need is to find someone who will help you as much as you’ll help them.