A bright mind, lots of education, drive and quality values and characteristics for the day you dreamed and hoped for as you grew up and found the path you wanted. But and that’s a big BUT-it isn’t enough to qualify you for leaderships, ownership or success! Geez, what a lousy thought to digest!
As good as your education may be its focus has been on the specific technical discipline you chose and preparing you for a career in that discipline. What it did not do is to prepare you to take a leadership role. And with rare exceptions you haven’t learned much about what it takes from this or past employers. On the job training is virtually a thing of the past and when the moment comes for you to step into another level of opportunity and excitement that opportunity will go to someone who with or without your knowing it, has taken the time to be ready when the promotion opportunity comes. Somewhere along the line he discovered that his technical skills and performance weren’t going to be enough for him to have the opportunity to grow with this or any other company and he went out and got the training he needed to be a candidate when the time was right. The company The first time around it’s uncomfortable to be passed over but after a couple of times you become the senior guy in the corner who is really good but somehow lacks what it takes. Frankly, it could have been me or someone like me who was able to teach him what he needed. Which guy are you going to be?
Barney Kramer, firstname.lastname@example.org, 209 444 6549.
The first strategy session is on me and always without further obligation. Which guy will you be?