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Bentley Lewis

Think about your career as a business

Imagine you are the CEO of your career. Set about goal setting and plan your way forward.

Don’t wait for your employer to provide the opportunities for your development. Take ownership and be proactive or it is unlikely to happen.

1. Firstly, is leadership the path you want?

So much of what we are taught early on in our careers is centred around moving up the corporate ladder and team management.

We challenge you to think about the aspects of your job you love, the things you are good at, and whether management is the path you want to take. If your strengths lie somewhere else that is ok too, many people build great careers without managing teams.

2. Look for opportunities to lead outside of work.

There are plenty of places outside of work that provide an opportunity to lead and for you to start to understand what that really means. Think about the best leader you know, what makes them great, and start to develop the same behaviours and qualities.

3. Think about how to stay visible.

Technology has made this so much simpler. Network within your company and arrange virtual coffees with people across the organisation. Participate in virtual networking events, join committees, and make sure all your social media platforms are up to date.

4. Learn, Experience, Improve…

Have a growth mindset and continually look for learning opportunities. Think about the skills you might need to have in the future and set about acquiring them.

Questions? Get in touch:

Call (UK): +44 (0) 207 580 4110
Call (US): +1 332 2258142

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