Engaged employees identify strongly with the statement, “You own your career”. They do not wait for 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. One of the first steps in owning your development is understanding your purpose, defined as your reason for existence/or what you were meant to do. Maybe you were meant to help others, be a visionary, or contribute research and knowledge to a field. With Purpose, comes planning. How will you get there? It is imperative to have both short term and long term goals. Do you need more education, experience, or information? And lastly, one does not succeed in a vacuum. It is often said that there is a silent partner behind all successful people, someone who encourages them to do more and be better. 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.
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