The 3 Necessary Factors for Career Success

These are the 3 areas that you need to deliver on to have a successful career.  Are you working on these 3 areas?

The 3 Necessary Factors for Career Success

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    • LokeS

      I have a pie that is not sliced proportionately. A lot on P&I, and very little on E. The nature of my work is presented to a small group of management staff and they rarely populate my name outward and onward. The P&I would reward me with more work to support the success of others. How can I increase E when many see my role a support role rather a leading one?

      • Great question. I don’t think you are unique in this shape of your “PIE”. The first person that explained “PIE” to me worked for 10 years as a senior marketing guy in a public utility. After 10 years he had an interview with the CEO. He walked into the office. The CEO offered coffee. His first question: “You’ve been here 10 years… why don’t I know you?” The CEO told him that he needed to build his profile… it would be very difficult for the CEO to justify promoting him when so few senior people had heard of him.

        How to do it? Finding mentors at all times. Taking advantage of any and all speaking opportunities. Writing opinion pieces and white papers about strategic decisions facing the company. Claiming your successes and promoting your team members and helping them build networks across the company.

        If you are seen as an influential future leader, you will both attract the best people to your teams, and attract the best opportunities and projects.

        In my case, I have always had mentors that were 20 or 30 years more senior than me – and I now realise how vital they have been in protecting me and bringing me opportunities during my career.

        As they say in biking – you don’t notice the wind when it is with you, but you really notice it when it is in your face. I had never really paid attention to the role of my mentors until 5 years ago one of my mentors retired… and suddenly I realised quite how much he had protected me from organisation politics.