Navigating the Emotional Side of a Career Transition

Ron Ashkenas, Harvard Business Review, Apr 05, 2016
Commentary by Stephen Downes
files/images/apr16-05-570393785.jpg

My time as the leader of the Learning and Performance Support Systems program has come to an end, and while I am still employed by NRC, I find myself a bit adrift at the moment. Which is natural. "People want to be respected and honored for who they are, and one’s chosen career is a big part of that. They also want to feel that their work has meaning and positive impact." For me, the main thing will be to navigate the emotional waters - the regret over opportunities passed over while I pursued this work, the disappointment that somehow my best wasn't good enough, the fear that maybe I was never qualified in the first place, the hurt of anger and betrayal. I'll be OK; I'm had much worse things happen to me. For now, though, a time to pause, and reflect.

Views: 1 today, 212 total (since January 1, 2017).[Direct Link]
Creative Commons License. gRSShopper

Copyright 2015 Stephen Downes ~ Contact: stephen@downes.ca
This page generated by gRSShopper.
Last Updated: Oct 17, 2017 12:37 p.m.