warren buffett bill gates ping pongWarren Buffett, Bill Gates, and 21 other successful people share their favorite advice.REUTERS/Rick Wilking

The path to success isn't always straight. There are often bumps and turns and forks in the road. But a little bit of guidance can help you find your way.

In fact, many of the most successful leaders are where they are today because they took advice from people they trusted.

Here we've compiled some of the best tips that executives have shared throughout the years.

Aimee Groth and Kim Bhasin contributed to an earlier version of this article.

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