How do career opportunities, both at junior and senior levels, get created?
One factor is an organization’s growth; that’s when a need for new skills and talent emerges. Another is attrition due to promotions, moves, or perhaps a new boss installing a loyal team. But a third factor—when something (internally or externally) gets messed up—outnumbers all others in frequency by 10 to one. Opportunity knocks.
When a ship runs aground, the captain has to get the ship moving to “kedge off”—a sailing term for getting it off the mud, sand, or rocks. Like ships, organizations run aground, too, and competition for the captain’s role thins out.
Why? It takes both knowledge of how to ...