A slow, locked-down summer is the perfect time to think change
Some of us will be heading back into the office soon, while some will continue working from home indefinitely, or, as boldly proposed by Twitter and Square, forever. But does that mean our careers will stagnate? How will we learn to lead or prove ourselves in this new virtual frontier?
Jacinda Ardern, Prime Minister of New Zealand speaking at the 2019 World Economic Forum in Davos As New Zealand’s “Beehive” rattled during a 5.8 magnitude earthquake, Jacinda Ardern remained unshaken during a live interview. She calmly stated that indeed, there was an earthquake, reassuring viewers “we’re fine… we’re in a structurally-sound place,” as she flashed her Cheshire Cat smile.
This morning, I woke up with an urge to talk to you about coaching and freedom. These thoughts literally came to me overnight. I want to share them before they disappear.
I would like to offer some thoughts about the meaning of careerism, and the importance of pausing to allow serendipity to blossom. While these observations arise from a significant life change for me, I believe they also apply in daily business life. The challenge is, how can you make them apply in the context of your own career.