My career took a few turns, coming to Asia for 6 months and saying for 25 years was but one of them.
Rare, in todays job environment is a long straight career path, so take some time to read about the benefits of sometimes taking the winding road, the road less travelled in your search for a great and fulfilling career.… Read more
There is a whole literature about success being born from failure.
And, yes, in essence I agree with this big idea; that only through testing yourself and accepting that your testing could produce failures, can you create a successful business, strategy, approach, career etc.
As a new General Manager, you’ll be counselled by your HR team to be tolerant of failure, to support failure, to even encourage failure as a means to speed success.… Read more
In the series of posts about becoming a great new General Manager, I’ve written almost exclusively about success, successful habits, success processes. Its time now to consider the causes of business problems, and consider it in a positive way
Failure and the causes of failure, manifest themselves in many ways but to truly solve a problem you must make sure you have found the root cause. … Read more
One of the challenges I faced while in employment was that when I was starting a project, I was often not really sure what was likely to happen in completing the project. While I was able to describe what I hoped would be the outcome, I was unable to guarantee the results that were likely to be achieved.
I presume you are often in these positions, too.… Read more
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The hardest move I ever had to make was moving from a functional head- in my case from Business Development Project management, and before that Marketing and then Sales Director- to General Manager. And to be honest it was the transition that I was least prepared for.
Looking back on my previous companies, I believe that this move is the most traumatic to job candidates primarily because many of the skills that led them to be great functional heads are pretty much redundant as a new General Manager.… Read more