Building on the plant stage—what's working and where do you want to end up—scan for people within the organization who are doing what they want to do, and who would be beneficial to speak with and learn from. You can also look for peers and those outside
- When it comes to pivoting,…you don't need to go it alone.…You've probably heard phrases like,…connections are currency.…And, your network is your net worth.…Cliches repeated so often that they're easy to cast aside.…Yet it remains true that connecting with others…is a far superior opportunity-building strategy…than blindly blasting your resume around.…Now that you have a sense for what's working best,…and a general idea about where you want to end up,…it's time to scan for three things,…people, skills, and projects…that could be a fit to help to close that gap,…based directly on what you already…identified in the plan stage.…
First, let's focus on the people part of scanning.…Look for people within your organization…who are doing what you might want to do,…who would be beneficial to speak with and learn from.…You can also look for peers, who I call friendtors,…people who you can grow with side by side…and help each other with accountability and support.…We'll talk more about that in an upcoming lesson.…Another approach is drafting behind other professionals.…
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- Optimizing your current role
- Identifying your strengths
- Crafting a one-year vision of success
- Making connections to "friendtors" and one-off mentors
- Creating a skill-building game plan
- Identifying small experiments and stretch projects
- Embracing smart risks
- Mapping next moves to make a greater impact