Friday, April 03, 2015

Your Employer Is Unlikely To Develop Your Potential…Take Personal Responsibility




Jim Clifton, CEO of Gallup states:

“Most CEOs I know honestly don't care about employees or take an interest in human resources. Sure, they know who their stars are and love them -- but it ends there. Since CEOs don't care, they put little to no pressure on their HR departments to get their cultures right, which allows HR to unwittingly implement all kinds of development and succession strategies that don't work.

Over the 25 years I’ve been in the search business, a lot has changed about business itself.  While I don’t have Jim Clifton’s numbers to crunch because I’m not in the survey business, I can tell you that what I observe working with a variety of companies from early-stage to Fortune 50 is that what Jim Clifton shares aligns with what I see as well.

While you can’t make people become more caring than they are, what you can do is to take responsibility for your own personal and professional development. 

Unless you’re very lucky, your employer very likely isn’t going to be concerned about seeing your reach your full potential.  Invest in yourself if you want to advance.

I on the other hand am deeply interested in seeing my career coaching clients reach their full potential.


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