Thursday, September 27, 2007

Promoted the Lee Iacocca Way - Keep Making Goals and Achieve Them All...

I ran across the quote below from a Napoleon Hill "thought for the day" I received today...

Take a quick read now...

DON’T ASK YOUR EMPLOYER WHY YOU ARE NOT PROMOTED. ASK THE PERSON WHO REALLY KNOWS BEST-YOURSELF

There is only one person who is in charge of your career progression, and that person is you. Lee Iacocca is said to have written his entire career plan on the back of a business card. On it were the promotions he expected to earn and the dates he expected to receive them-until he was named CEO of the company. Successful people know that they must create their own opportunities and be ready for them when they arrive. Some organizations have clearly defined career paths while others are more informal in their approach, but if you study the senior people in the company, you can quickly identify the kind of education and experience you need to advance. If you are with the right company, one that excites and enthuses you, identify the career moves you’d like to make and get to work making yourself qualified for the job you want.

So, what do you think?

Does this describe the way you have taken charge of your career? Have you been able to create opportunities and achieve them? Or, have you been to at least take advantage of the opportunities that have come your way?

If not, what are you waiting for?

If you haven't started yet here is what you've got to do first (this is from the quote above)...If you are with the right company, one that excites and enthuses you, identify the career moves you’d like to make and get to work making yourself qualified for the job you want.

It all starts with being with the right company - one in which you have a passion for and one in which you can make this all happen...

Now, go and do it!

1 comments:

Jacob Johansen said...

This article really resonates with me.

For too long have I done a great job, just letting the opportunities come to me, simply because they did.

This year, when I didn't get the promotion, I've learned I shouldn't wait to be handed those opportunities.

I'm only as good as the opportunities that I create for myself.