Our failures: are they just bad luck?
Careers are messy.
We fail interviews and get passed up for promotions. Our gut reaction is to blame the boss, the interviewer, nepotism, but mostly just plain bad luck.
But is it really that? Bad luck?
Not at all. My 35 years of experience have shown that the first thing you need for success is a very clear picture of yourself, as seen by others.
My advice to you.
Acknowledge who you really are by taking the time to find out how others see you - have a true “look into the mirror.”
Note the differences between the way you see yourself and how others see you.
Work on ensuring that others see you as you would like them to see you...and say goodbye to “bad luck”.
Why not get started now? Click here to receive my Great Managers are Made collection, a series of nine short posts that will put you on the right track towards results-oriented career management.
And always remember:
Great managers are made. Not born.
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