Monday, September 8, 2014

Don't get locked in

Sue Shellenbarger, WSJ, Aug 27, 2014, talks about a woman who was so good at organizing customer service depts, she kept getting that job again and again. The "competency curse."

She even transferred to another location and another job, but soon was doing the same thing.

Finally she took a leadership program for women and decided to try to break out. She did a powerpoint of her experience, goals, strengths.

She tried to show the excitement of what lay ahead.

Eventually they found a new job for her--even though she was pregnant--she picked it up when she returned from leave.

Sounds easy. I am sure it was not. But you have to try sometimes.

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