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Bill Withers said it right — we all need somebody to lean on. We each have a support system outside of work. Dad, Mom, a partner, sibling, neighbor, friend — there are so many relationships we lean on for different aspects of life. It is highly unlikely and unrealistic to think that one person might be able to provide all we need.

Fortunately for us, our organizational structure at redpepper gives each person a direct report that can manage us and provide guidance and structured feedback loops. Unfortunately, though — it just isn’t enough.

Square Squad

We’ve recently been testing a concept that solves this exact issue. The challenge — proactively seek out a Sponsor and Mentor outside of those that manage us directly in an effort to grow, learn, and gain an outside perspective.


Samantha Simmons

Sr. Product Owner at Dollar General | Nashville, TN

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