Engaged employees identify strongly with the statement, “You own your career”. They do not wait luck, chance, or to be tapped for the next promotion, instead they take deliberate steps to reach their destiny that require both planning and commitment.
Owning your professional development requires purpose, planning and people. Search for others to mentor and coach you along your journey and engage in the development of others. You may be surprised as to how much you learn about yourself while actively engaging with others.
10 Tips for Owning Your Development:
- Understand your purpose – why do you exist, what is it that you were meant to do?
- Narrow down your larger purpose –if your purpose is to help others, what are the types of things that you are interested in that would allow you to do that?
- Understand what in your past, present and future that will help and hinder you in achieving your purpose and take actionable steps. Consider things like cost, other commitments, experience (both at work and volunteer.)
The good news is, you can take control of your career and development back at any time and live the life that you were meant to live. Click below to request the complete list of tips.