The only career path I saw was up—and up was in short supply.
—Hundreds of workers we’ve known
What if the promotion you want is not available? What if the corporate ladder has lost a few rungs? How else might you move (and grow) inside this organization, if not up?
And who will determine what the “next steps” are for you? If you’re waiting for your boss (or someone else) to define and then deliver your career path, you might wait a long time. In this rapidly changing work world, the path becomes a moving target. The department or job you covet today could be gone tomorrow. And besides, you’re in charge of your own career. No one will ever ...