Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Career Progression Factors, part 1

How do you advance in your career?  I've met a lot of clients who, upon reaching the last platform before a truly senior leadership role, feel stuck.  In the past it has always been enough to excel at their work, apply for new jobs, and take the next step.  But this formula only works to a certain level in any organisation. To have a truly executive career, you need to think about your personal and professional development.

When I encounter a client who is stuck on their career path, or losing motivation, I find that it generally comes down to one or more of the three factors of development:  Environment and Organisation Objectives, Your Purpose and Ambition, and Self Knowledge.  This series on Career Progression Factors will cover each of the factors in turn, along with some thoughts on finding your own career "sweet spot."