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Managers as Sponsors Toolkit Tool 4: Knowing Your Organization—A Core Element of Sponsorship Success, the fourth of seven tools in the Managers as Sponsors Toolkit, is inspired by key strategies and perspectives of leading executives who have experience sponsoring high-potential women. Tool 4, which can be completed online or printed out and completed offline, includes self-assessments and reflective questions by which users can assess how attuned they are to organizational dynamics that impact the sponsor-protégé relationship. It also includes tactics for discussing workplace dynamics and unwritten rules with protégés and sponsorship style-specific recommendations to help managers develop action steps to refine their sponsorship strategies.