MASTER Your Career Leadership
Career Leadership means proactively directing your career not just today, but throughout your whole life. It’s a shift from thinking about work from time to time—like when you’re looking for a job—to leading and navigating toward the things that matter to you as you evolve and grow over the course of your life.
Career Leadership involves listening and learning about what excites you, what your gifts are, and who you enjoy working with and for. It also means influencing the people who can help you move toward a career that you love while responding to the needs of your organization, bosses, and your peers, adding value and contributing to success.
Carpenter Smith Consulting’s Definition of Leadership:
Leadership is the willingness to influence your world and
the willingness to be influenced by your world.
You influence others by defining and sharing with them what brings you fulfillment and satisfaction, by teaching people the skills and personal attributes you want to offer in the workplace, and having the stories and examples ready to represent you in a compelling way, not just in your resumé but in your way of talking about yourself and your accomplishments.
At the same time, career leadership is the willingness to be influenced by and remain open to the needs of the organization and those you want to work with and for. With this openness and curiosity, Career Leadership connects you with the needs you can fulfill and the challenges you can help solve.
There are 6 points to MASTER your Career Leadership:
- Meaning and Satisfaction
- Add Value
- Solve Their Problems
- Tell them Who You Are
- Establish a Plan
- Rinse and Repeat
If you’re interested in learning more about career leadership, join the Overwhelmed to Outstanding membership site today where we walk through each one in more detail.