Over many years I have observed how many professionals undergo frustrations in corporate. They’ll accompany corporate professionals through all of the A to Z phases of their livelihood. That’s from selecting the career direction, to the departing stage.
What’s concerning is that hardly any professionals see a need to possess Career and Corporate Life Management Project that’s informed by their life goal. Many are caught napping when things don’t go as anticipated. They find themselves responding and oftentimes the actions taken are misplaced.
A mentor will alert you, particularly when everything appears to be happening easily and you’re enjoying harmony. That’s when you should be preparing for all of the possibilities. This does not necessarily mean we must be paranoid. It’s necessary to create our lives happen, as opposed to chasing after events when they’ve already happened. We have to direct our own lives as we want them to be. There’ll be occasions when we don’t succeed. But when we create a miss we won’t fall far from our aims.
Career Management should be an activity from cradle to grave. The corporate life is simply part of our larger life journey. It shouldn’t be permitted to throw us out of equilibrium and run havoc with our lives. It has to increase our holistic lifestyle journey, rather than become our journey itself.
If we had a good base early in our holistic human capital development, guided by our ancient life mentors, through to corporate and outside, we need to be victors in our travel. I haven’t heard of anybody who has succeeded in life without being aided by others. We overlook such mentors and supporters by ignorance and choice. But we’re often reminded of these individuals when things fall apart. It’s often tough to visit them when we’re in trouble, because we’re ashamed that we cut relations together. Mentorship has to be a lifelong practice, and be obtained through all our holistic human capital growth stages.
The best present for your mentors is to be effective in taking your life ahead. The error you shouldn’t make is to believe you no longer need other people’s aid, and you’ll be able to make it by yourself. Everybody in your life is a present and they matter until the end of your lifetime.
Career and Corporate Life Management isn’t a straight line. But we have to master the following generic stages: career development education → enter first job → tech → admin → operational → specialist → supervisory → direction → leadership → executive → directorship → board role → retirement → post retirement functions.
At any of the above stages one should have the ability to depart and take other opportunities which may present them. It’s this detour that could throw you from complete equilibrium, or take one back and fro.
Oftentimes our career growth is interrupted by ourselves as a result of misreading unexpected progress. By way of instance we resign from our existing jobs thinking that we’re accelerating our expansion or maximizing our earnings, only to discover that over a long term we may have taken our expansion ten steps backward.
Such developments have to be expected and find us prepared when they occur.
There are various sub-cultures that might not be obvious to us. We can’t be blind and naive to these complexities. Mentors are invaluable in helping us cope with these kinds of dynamics.
Business informed is what we all have to live in corporate life. We must also understand when we’ve become corporate change agents and perform these roles with responsibility. If you aren’t cut out to manage corporate dynamics and complexities you have to also know about your limitations. It’s sensible to take your limitations and make critical measures to take a different direction that enhances your career management project.
Don’t leave your career and corporate life direction to chances. Own up and be guided by your larger purpose in life. Let your mentor be your everyday partner. Invest personally on your mentorship program. The yields will surpass all of the investments, attempts, and energies invest in your holistic career and corporate life direction.
You made a decision to apply and combine the corporate by yourself. Be a participant of the corporate game. But remember you aren’t special. You owe it to yourself to succeed.