Do you describe yourself as a person driven by relentless professional curiosity?
Some of you love continuously learning new ideas, concepts, information. You are attracted to interesting topics which do not immediately seem to fit into your current professional arsenal. You have a mindset of: “Gee, I always wanted to learn about that. And if this learning leads me someplace new, that is even a bonus.”
As a result, you are on the lookout for coursework and programs which stretch your brain. Truth be told, some of what you learn is daunting. It makes you professionally uncomfortable, initially. Yet, at the end of the learning programs, your mindset, values, and critical thinking skills become more athletic. Your brain gets rewired to think more cross-functionally, critically, innovatively, creatively. Subtly, over time, you operate at a new professional level.
Gradually your professional arsenal grows. What you know and continuously learn combine and recombine. Soon, your mindset, values, critical thinking skills and professional tools start to fit together like a complex and flexible, yet robust, puzzle.
Moving forward, your professional contributions, relevance and value evolve due to your relentless professional curiosity.
Consequently, you gain a greater sense of professional clarity, confidence, courage, and purpose. Thus, during meetings, you become known for proposing slightly (or completely) different strategies, designs, and outcomes. Your professional courage and sense of purpose catalyze others to move one millimeter beyond what is professionally comfortable, together.
When you acknowledge yourself each day and start coloring outside the lines of self-imposed boundaries, your own relentless professional curiosity drives your career trajectory. When you become professionally comfortable being professionally uncomfortable, you stop relying on today’s business, hiring and career models to show you what is new and next for you. Moving forward, in today’s continuously changing business ecosystem, you become just the person people are searching for, for their teams.
Isn’t it time to let them know where you are and that you are ready for what is new, next, and continuously changing?
Give yourself permission to allow relentless professional curiosity to drive your career trajectory. Embrace professional innovation and cross-functional synergy to catalyze your next professional steps forward. One millimeter at a time, together.
What is new and next for you?
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Babette Ten Haken’s One Millimeter Mindset™ programs catalyze people who solve problems differently to collaborate more successfully across value silos. Become more professionally visible, cross-functionally relevant, and strategically valuable. Create and implement innovative and robust business outcomes together. Babette is a business-oriented STEM professional, qualitative Voice of the Customer facilitator, PMI-certified Wicked Problem Solver, Duke Corporate Education licensed Strategic Agility practitioner, and Six Sigma Green Belt (Quality). Babette is a member of SHRM, PMI, the National Speakers Association (NSA). Her playbook of cross-functional collaboration, Do YOU Mean Business? is available in soft cover and digital formats on Amazon.com. Contact Babette here. Image source: Adobe Stock.