When you break it down, a career is a cycle of learning a set of skills, developing those skills, and then taking advantage of opportunities to use those skills in a more challenging setting—which will, in turn, develop new skills.
A failure in any part of this cycle can lead to stagnation.
If you’re not learning, you’ll be incompetent at your position. If you’re not developing, you won’t be an asset to your organization’s future. And if you’re not taking opportunities to challenge your developed skills, you won’t have career depth.
Which part of the cycle are you currently in?
As for me, I’m about to embark upon a new challenge—meaning that this will be my last blog post as a weekly contributor.
Moving on to the next stage of life isn’t easy.
There’s a bit of anxiousness stirring inside of me for what’s to come; but if I don’t…
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