How do you succeed in anything - career, sport, relationships, life in general? Why do some people seem to move more quickly toward their goals and higher accomplishments?
A key factor is knowing the rules of the game AND the strategies that others have used to achieve success. Let's take chess. When I was in grade school, my older brother taught me how to play. I learned what each piece could do and the objectives of the game. I tried very hard to make "smart moves" with that information. But alas, he always won! What he omitted from his instruction was strategy, or what constituted a plan of action and truly smart moves. He liked to win.
I see people in great jobs in different industries playing the game of work with the same level of "not knowing what they don't know" doing their job very well, but without much attention to the bigger picture strategy of that game. And I completely understand that the last five years have continued to demand more production from smaller numbers of workers on the team. People get burned out just doing what has to be done, let alone manage their career strategically.
It's important to clarify what you want out of work - a job to get done, or a career with progressively more responsibility and superior rewards. If the latter is the goal, you may benefit from the objective support of a professional career coach. Someone who can see your game of work from a meta level and support strategic behaviors and opportunities.
Checkmate! Now that's a lot more fun!
Let's Take Charge ... Get Moving
Love and light,