One thing I really like to spend time on during this mandatory exercise of defining the next step in my career is ‘who/ what type of person do I want to work for?’. And with this question in mind I present you… THE LIST! J
The best leader must be:
The best leader must have:
The best leader must get:
The best leader must:
Are you one of the lucky employees in today’s corporate world that have actually had a boss who had a profile like the one I highlighted? Please comment!
I'm changing my mind everyday now and I guess that's how it will be... One day I think it's best for me to stay and see if future changes bring new opportunities, the other day I think it was such a long cycle that it's time to move on, do something different, realize that maybe nothing good will come from this...
Big questions come to mind:
1. Should I trust that I'm a relevant person and that 'they've' got a plan for me?
2. Am I just a pawn on this big sharks game with no chance of moving up?
3. Am I wrong to assume that my skills, know-how and attitude are easy to spot in a different environment with different people and new bosses?
I'm a positive person with a tendency to believe in what people tell me. And it's hard for me to think that this could be a weakness before making a decision...
Next Monday we'll learn the specific amount they're offering us to leave. I know money is the worst counselor but with no specific plan for the future of this company disclosed yet... that's about all the information we have to make our decision. Uncertain times...
"Certainty is the death of wisdom, though and creativity."
I'll stick to this quote for the weekend! :) Have a nice one!
I’ve just read a great article on the Financial Times! And with perfect timing as well as I’m about to decide on my next career change (I shouldn’t really use the ‘next’ word because I have been working in equity capital markets in the same Portuguese bank since 2004!).
5 Things to Keep in Mind:
>> Work should be something that gives you a place in society, that allows you to feel dignified, that allows you to construct your personality, to be creative, to unleash your potential;
>> People are well paid, they have good surroundings, but they are often unsatisfied, because they don’t feel proud of what they’re doing;
>> Kindness and compassion can get you back on your feet;
>> More happiness increases productivity;
>> We are a source of joy or stress for others;
>> We really need to make sure to harvest time with the people we love. What you don’t want is, at the end of the day, finding yourself in a horrible situation where you look back and say, ‘oh my God, I missed the train’.
CLARIFY YOUR PRIORITIES!
Thank you Ingrid Betancourt for these words of wisdom! I hope you can relate to this as well and set time to figure things out on your side! I will be giving a lot of thought to this in this time of discernment.
My name is T. S. Coelho and I live in Lisbon, Portugal, with my husband and three kids. I work in the asset management industry, managing an equities fund.