For as long as I can remember I’ve been focused on advancing my career…and I can remember a long, way back. Trying hard to think through the right moves, focusing on certain experiences, and taking risks in new roles were part of my career path. Sometimes those opportunities presented themselves in a company I was working for at the time; but usually, any meaningful move forward meant leaving my organization and beginning again.
It’s Not A Do-Over
I’ve come to learn over the years that the process of starting a new job, meeting new colleagues, and diving into new challenges is incredibly rewarding. The issue isn’t about “fixing things” that aren’t working; but rather, to help create an environment where people can look at problems in a new way, and feel supported as they solve those problems.
A change for me however has come as an extension of this mindset. The deeper I go into working with my team to address issues can result in even more opportunities popping up. This is not a blaming exercise by any means, in fact it’s more like a professional challenge to see how many systems we can improve together.
It’s All In The Delivery
How About You
In your quest to climb the ladder, do you take time to engage your team to make work better? Or, is that brass ring off in the distance so darn shiny that you miss everything else along the way?
I’d love to hear from you.