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Lessons I Learned from Navigating Three Career Crossroads

By July 22, 2016April 9th, 2024No Comments

At some point in time, we all come to a crossroads. A decision has to be made between two paths that has long term implications on the direction of our careers.

I have encountered a number of these crossroads throughout my career to date.  In today’s show, I share three such examples, the decisions I took (and why), and then I reflect on the lessons that I learned so that you don’t have to make the same mistakes as I did!

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“Do not suffer in silence, but be pragmatic.  Don’t throw around demands, but speak from the heart and if your leadership team are genuine about wanting to keep you around, they will find a way – be it a promotion, special projects, or more responsibilities.”

In this episode, you will learn:

  • My 5 steps to break free from a stalling procurement career:
    • Undertake a self-assessment
    • Change your mindset – you are a business of 1
    • Undertake independent self-development
    • Develop your personal brand
    • Seek a new challenge
  • Key learnings that I took from three different career crossroads
    • A non existent relationship with a manager
    • Taking the wrong job
    • Hi-potential but no sign of career progression

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