Find mentors to model who will guide you in your progress.
The mistakes of the world have all been made once before- why shouldn’t you
have the benefit of the experience of others?
Find someone who has both courage and consideration for others, someone who is therefore mature.
Your mentor must have only your best interests in mind and should be sufficiently senior to offer you good guidance on the subjects you seek assistance with.
Everyone needs to feel appreciated and even the busiest of executives will find time to assist a person who respects them and values their advice.