Tag Career

Foundational career skills

Or, as an alternative, wordy title: The Theoretical Pyramid of Professional Development. Today, I want to chat about career skills, but if you’ll spare me a moment for a quick digression, I’d like to wax on about a completely separate…

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Building Many Different Career Ladders

In Primed to Perform, the authors discuss the importance of building a few different career ladders within your organization. The typical career ladder (become good at something then move to managing people) isn’t for everyone and susceptible to the Peter Principle.…

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My Winding Path to Customer Support

This is part of the 2016 Support Driven writing challenge. Here’s the prompt: “History: Our history shapes us — what path led you to Support? Was it a planned career? Or did you happen upon it?” I just passed my three…

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Practical Thoughts on Career Progression

In the past, I’ve written about how I think about my career. In short, I look at three elements—Learn, Improve, and Impact. Provided those three boxes are checked, I’m moving in the right direction. I’ve been thinking about this more…

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The Tragic Gap

Jessica Lawrence presents "On leading" from PopTech discussing many things about leadership including "the tragic gap"—the gap between what is and what we know is possible.
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Static is the Worst Place to Be

I’ve been diving into quite a pile of personal growth books over the past few weeks. The goal was to help answer the question “How can I excel professionally?” I’m planning on compiling a master list of everything I’ve read thus far,…

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