Career Sabotage

We always hear how to build our careers but how often are we warned about what can sabotage them?

Andrew Kordek’s blog helped me discover a great article from Global Knowledge called 10 Career-killers To Avoid.  The article states it is for an IT perspective but I think it applies to Project Managers and all other careers as well.

I believe all ten points are right on the money, but I will comment on the five I find most relevant for PM’s.

  • Forgetting to give credit to othersProviding positive feedback to a project team member’s manager will go a long way for both of you.
  • Believing that you are irreplaceable:  See my Value Meal post for my thoughts on this.
  • Confusing efficiency with effectiveness: Understanding how to manage the Triple Constraint can help balance time and quality.
  • Failing to deliver results:  Deliverables are the name of the game for PMs!
  • Not keeping your skills current: As knowledge workers, continued learning and growth is essential.

There are so many great authors and mentors around us to provide wisdom to develop our careers.  I hope this article is helpful to you.

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Filed under Improve With Lean, Learn Leadership, Personal Development, Project Management

One response to “Career Sabotage

  1. thanks for the reference to my blog. keep up the great work.

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