Mapping Out Future Career Moves and a Personal Development Plan to Prepare for New Opportunities.

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Winston Churchill once said, “It is always wise to look ahead, but difficult to look further than you can see.” There will come a time in each executive’s role when they have finally settled in and are operating at a normal pace. This doesn’t mean that they should be reaching for the door right then and there; however, roles don’t last forever, and it’s never too early to start thinking about the future.

This can be as simple as the executive asking themselves, “What do I want to get out of my current role, and what can I contribute before I leave?” Many executives like the idea of leaving a legacy behind, especially if they are at a career inflection point (i.e., retiring soon or moving to a substantially different position level). Depending on the time left in a seat for an executive, they can consider how to best maximize the role that they are in and set themselves and the company up for success when they leave. This will help an executive consider their next career options, what’s needed to achieve them, and create a plan to get there.

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