Reinventing your career — when it’s not just about you
16 January 2024
Five barriers to career change — and how to overcome them
Moving into a new career can feel impossible. A survey of more than 950 business school alumni explores why, and what can help.
Why career transition is so hard. And how to manage it better.
The accelerated pace of technological change and, most recently, the advent of AI are reshaping jobs and organizations in ways that call for constant career reinvention. So we all need to learn how to get better at making the most of the frequent transitions that will constitute a long working life.
The challenges of networking as an executive
Networking is critical for senior executives who are making job and career transitions, but it’s hard to find advice on how best to manage the process. In this article, the authors — who have decades of experience working with executives during periods of transition — identify six networking hurdles that executives often encounter, and they provide guidance on how to get over them.
The Leadership Odyssey
It’s not easy to become less directive and more empowering. Here’s how to navigate the challenges.
Career sponsorship is a two-way street
Sponsorship is a vital mechanism for advancing the careers of junior employees. But it’s not just a one-way relationship in which everything flows from the sponsor to the sponsee. What sponsees bring to the relationship, in fact, is just as important — if not more important — than what sponsors do. This article describes six of the most important attributes of successful sponsees.