I just finished the market, and am fortunate enough to be start a tenure track position in a prestigious institution with high bar for tenure. As I understand it, the tenure process requires letters of recommendations from a group of seniors.
During my phd, one of the best things for me was to be able to ask questions freely - my advisors and my peers.
Who is it safe to turn to now and sound stupid? Meaning, with who can I leave bad impressions as to my intellect but get valuable feedback? My peer APs, the senior professors in my new university, old advisors, phd cohort friends?
I am not too worried, I 'll figure it out and I know each has their own pros and cons. I am asking this here because I am wondering what people actually do/did and learned.