David Maister says the “same thing 12 times” when talking about taking responsibility for your career…I could repeat all that he says…again, again, and yes, yet again! But I’ll just point to two of my favorites & let you read the full thing on his blog:
2. You can’t assume that anyone is really looking out for your best interests (in spite of what they may say.)
7. Do not expect that you will be promoted because you deserve it – it is unlikely that anyone is really keeping track.
The cold hard reality is so obvious…but sadly always only in hindsight. This is the mantra I have preached to all who have asked for my advice regarding their careers. Yet again, and again, I have failed to observe these rules, and paid a heavy price for it! Anyways, better late than never.
Thanks David for the wake up call.