As a manager, you have to manage down (your direct reports), manage up (your boss/bosses), and manage across (your colleagues).
When I put my work into perspective, I sometimes felt like I was just chipping away at a huge problem but wasn’t making much of a difference in the grand scheme of alleviating homelessness.
The concept of leadership can be challenging to those who don’t see themselves among the leaders that are visible in social-change movements. But there are ways introverts can lead.
Your career pace is a part of your story, and thus is part of your purpose. Don’t ignore what you can and are doing now as you strive to advance your career.
Help others and strengthen your career.
If you find your appetite for more opportunities at work has sharpened, you can avoid a negative response by following these guidelines.
The key is to build your network by helping and giving at a time when you do not need it.
Tip #1: Telling an HR recruiter that you “love Africa” gives little insight into how you would be the best person for the job.
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My energy and passion for social advocacy wasn’t paired with the logic and practicality that allowed me to see my work as part of a bigger picture.