How small changes in your behaviour will have a big impact on how you work, lead or follow
That’s the working title of a book I’m writing, initially as a series of short blogs.
Blog 12 small change: you, three from now
Your career is
- a unique business,
- one over seven billion in its uniqueness
Blog 11 small change: you, three years from now
How will your career equity look in three years time?
To what extent, if at all, will you curriculum vitae (CV), emotional intelligence (EQ) and reputation (PR) have changed? Will you be in the same job? If not, where will you be? Will your move be by choice?
Will you have changed at all in terms of your behaviour? Will your reputation be precisely the same as it is now or different?
To what extent do you feel that you can control the arc of your career over the next three years? Two years is too short a horizon and five too long.
To the extent that you can control your context, it will be through small changes in the development of your emotional intelligence (EQ) that will most likely help you get to what you want.
Specifically, that means increasing the extent to which you empathise with others, deepening your self-awareness and changing the manner in which you get your needs met so that it becomes more productive for all involved with you. This last is the most important driver of positive change.
If you can confront how best to achieve meeting your needs, then the rest of the changes will follow more easily.
- What do you need, rather than want, over the next three years?