In today’s fast moving world, how do you align your career and life goals so that you can lead a successful career that also allows you enough time to enjoy the fruits of your success.
In the “olden days” people stayed with one company for many years and often for life and most companies had either a formal or informal mentoring program to assist in career development. Rarely was this a formal program but senior executives saw this as part of their role to take younger employees under their wing to pass on their wisdom.
Not today. Most executives are too worried about their own career. One bad quarter, half or year could mean no bonus, promotion or even worse, no job. Why help develop that new person who might be the one you have to compete with for a promotion in 2-3 years time.
How do you focus on what you need to develop to further your career? Who do you talk with when you have doubts about your current role, company or even chosen career?
Can you talk with your Boss or will he/she see this as a sign of weakness? Why not try an Executive Coach? They are independent, normally have extensive experience in business and most have formal qualifications in coaching.