Reset yourself professionally? What an idea! Yet… are you thinking the same thing?
How is this pandemic redefining your professional trajectory? Because the skills you need to get to where you want to go have shifted. Changed. And the same professional tools and critical thinking skills that got you to where you are, today, may not “be enough” to move forward, tomorrow. Together.
My colleagues and clients voice these same concerns. Because these issues are some of the root causes of their current professional self-doubt.
- Yet, are they – and you – overlooking the new skills you are learning, as you are involuntarily thrust in and out of the virtual workplace?
- Also, are you overlooking the skills you always bring to the table, because of how you are hard-wired, both personally as well as professionally?
- Then, are you dismissing the importance and significance of those small, one millimeter moments with colleagues and clients which you create so effortlessly that you take these for granted?
- And do you assume everyone else with your job title already knows how to “do” what you do, including all those seemingly insignificant moments of professional magic?
Give yourself permission to reset yourself professionally. Take a moment. So you give yourself some mental space to process and prioritize.
Take a moment. And move one millimeter beyond how someone else defines you, in terms of standardized KPIs and making your (actually their) numbers. Because these convenient measurements are yesterday’s professional tools for measuring employee professional output.
However, there is far more to you than those measurements; there always was. So, how have the rest of your often unrealized skills contributed to more successful communication and collaboration? As you and your team focus on retooling and recalibrating your solutions to fit your clients’ changing needs?
Because just as you are changing, so are your clients’ strategic business and human capital environments. Consider that when you reset yourself professionally, you become more proactive and anticipatory of what is new, different and changing. You become tailor-made for new professional opportunities in your own organization as well as with future employers.
When you take the time to reset yourself professionally, you make wiser choices for your professional trajectory. Instead of acquiring another professional certification for your resume, you target those programs building your cross functional credibility. So you position yourself as an innovator and revenue-generator. Instead of an order-taker working within a cost-center.
Think about it. Then take action. Is it time to reset your self professional? Intentionally and purposefully? So your professional resume and LinkedIn profile tells a trust-based, purpose-driven professional story instead of a chronology of job titles, certifications and academic degrees?
Then contact me here to start creating a professional story you trust, and so does everyone else. Because you finally give yourself, not “them,” permission to tell your story to the world.
Hi! I’m Babette Ten Haken. My professional purpose and super-power? Translating across communication disconnects separating people and professional disciplines. I am a card-carrying STEM professional and left-brain thinker, specializing in cross-functional leadership, new product development and professional innovation. My One Millimeter Mindset™ virtual and in-person speaking, coaching and consulting programs get everyone to where they need to go, together: one millimeter at a time. Optimize strategic business and human capital value in your organizations. Build trust to retain employees and clients co-invested in each other’s success. My playbook of cross-functional tools, Do YOU Mean Business? is available on Amazon.com. To get started, contact me here.
Image source: Adobe Stock.