Maybe it’s your job. Or your boss. Or the company you work for. Whatever it is, all of us think about it at some point in our careers. We convince ourselves that everything will be better once we escape our current situation. When we run away we start marking time until retirement, that next bonus … Continue reading What Are You Running From?
“Know thyself,” the ancient Greeks counseled. That statement of principle has many applications, but for today I want to talk about how it applies to our careers. I think this is particularly relevant with so many people looking for work as a result of the pandemic. The ability to navigate through career transitions is an … Continue reading Getting Hired is an Inside Job
Once I get promoted to VP lots of doors will open for me. I need 3 more years until my pension kicks in. The job is just ok, but I’ve been here a long time and can pretty much coast for the next couple of vesting cycles until something else comes along. There are two … Continue reading Stop Marking Time
I'm not a fan of ladders. While I wouldn't describe myself as afraid of heights, they aren't my thing either. And as I age I grow increasingly afraid of falling. What I've learned to be more debilitating than a fear of heights, however, is the mindset that one should view their career path like a … Continue reading Ladders versus Jungle Gyms