Know That Your Boss is Not in Charge of Your Development
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ONLY YOU are in charge of your personal, professional and career development. Your boss or manager CAN be an ally, a fan, an advocate, and an influencer … but ultimately, it’s up to you to figure out your interests and direction, and then chart a path and plan for achieving that direction.
YOU are in control, YOU must invest the time and energy, and YOU must take responsibility for MAKING your wants and desires a reality. It’s truly up to you.
How CLEAR are you on where you want to go NEXT?
Do you have a plan to get there?
Are you fully aware of the obstacles and challenges, and are you taking steps to mitigate or eliminate those obstacles and challenges?
Is your boss, manager, board, etc. in support of your direction? If not, why not? Who else is supporting you on this path?
What action (or actions) do you have underway or in play NOW that put you squarely on the path to the direction you seek?
How WELL have YOU taken charge of your development?
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