Happy Monday morning,
“Lack of planning leads to construction worker’s injury.”
This was a very sad story of a construction worker seriously injured by a hammer that fell from 28 stories. The outcome of the investigation to the root cause for this tragic event?
Lack of planning.
It seems as if it would have been simple to avoid this unnecessary tragedy.
Managing people, outcomes, and risk is not only an issue on building sites. This is also a reality in law offices, financial services firms, not-for-profits, government agencies, and many others – all business, in fact.
You walk in your boss’s office and she asks you, “what’s the plan for a successful launch of this new widget?” Would you reply, “I am going to try a few things and see how it goes.”?
I don’t think your boss will, or should, accept that answer. Lack of planning is inherently riddled with adding unnecessary risk to any project. We understand planning as a fundamental principle in running a strong and healthy organization. Planning is not as complex as we think, and a solid plan can often be crafted in as little to 1-3 pages.
What if I asked you, “what’s your plan for a successful career?‘ Would you reply, “I am going to try a few things & see how it goes.”? The unfortunate reality is that the majority of professionals don’t even have a very simple career plan that they could send me.
“Lack of planning leads to potential career injury.”
Don’t let this be the headline of your life story. Lack of career planning is the number one reason why professionals experience deep frustration, feel stuck in their professional lives, and fail to achieve their potential.
How does one go about crafting a career plan?
1. What do I have to offer that is unique?
2. What do I want and need from my career?
3. What is a 1 year, 3 year and 5 year goal that I have for my career?
One of the areas that we have seen tremendous need for support isn’t necessarily figuring out the right career, help with the job search or a new leadership role. We are helping a number of clients, who are doing well, with our career identity program focused on the planning piece.
Looking for help with your career plan? We can help you.
Reach out and book a quick coaching session to discuss how our expert coaches can help you create a strategic plan for your career.
Along the road with you!
P.S. Are you rethinking your career? CareerJoy’s Career Transition Program will help you understand your options and plan your future. For information, contact Brittany Knapp, Manager of Client Services, at 1-877-256-2569 x 4 or brittany.knapp@careerjoy.
P.P.S. Wondering what the right path is for you? Join my next CareerClass | Get the Right Career Right Now Wednesday, March 2, 2016 – 12:00pm – 1:00pm Click here for details & to register > > >