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Chapter 5. Politics in the Day to Day > Managing Change and Timing

Managing Change and Timing

Some people think about their next job as soon as they’re in a new one. They begin immediately to align new “sponsors” and expend energy on their own career rather then the work, something like a politician who lives by the polls and begins a reelection campaign nearly as soon as the election is over. I always thought these people cheated themselves and the people they worked for a bit. I didn’t see that they could very well enjoy the place they were in, improve it, and learn from the position if their heads were always in the future.

You need to excel in each step of your career to be ready and able to handle the next one. If you are in a constant hurry, there will be a day when you reach your own level of incompetence. Moving too fast could deny you the skill sets and perspective you need to lead. Take your time and enjoy yourself while keeping an eye (rather than your whole mind) on your next or longterm goal.


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