Five tips to make room for career growth
As you work hard to move from a staff level role into a leadership role, it’s only natural to want to bring all your skills, training and capabilities into the new position. After all, it has taken a lot of time and effort to acquire these skills, and you want to prove to people that you have them all. While the effort is admirable, it really won’t serve you well as you progress in your career. Here are a five reasons why you shouldn’t try to bring every aspect of your past professional life into your new role:
- Just because you can, does mean you should.
- With experience, comes wisdom.
- Being SUPER busy is not a status symbol.
- If you are still going to do everything yourself, then you really aren’t going to be a leader.
- You only have so much real estate – you can’t “stretch” your brain.
Moving forward in your career is not easy, and you’ll encounter a bunch of bumps along the way. If you are interested in evolving, then you can learn from those who have walked the path before you. Clear your brain of those tasks and activities that no longer serve you, and let someone else have them while you move forward to bigger and better things!