In Communication, Feedback, Leadership, Wednesday Wisdom

In the course of contemplating the creation of HAC, there was a lot of reflection on my previous career experiences, my areas of expertise, and ultimately the legacy I want to leave.  I concluded that many of my past career decisions were, at least in some part, driven by the expectations of others in terms of normal career progression.  It’s not necessarily a bad thing.  However, I realized that my professional career decisions, while probably safe, ultimately became very limiting in terms of success, when success was only defined by moving to the next level.  I found myself feeling a bit too comfortable because I appeared to have continued to meet the expectations of others, yet I missed the mark of fully contributing my talents.  I came to a realization that I was considering feedback from too many sources for it to be impactful.


Setting the groundwork for HAC caused the pendulum to swing from considering feedback from many sources to just a few trusted peers.  Instead of considering quantity to find support for my next role, I focused on quality.  Ultimately, these individuals became my foundation for evaluating decisions.  They had the greatest impact as I made the transition from the corporate world to entrepreneur.  They provided a safe environment to collaborate and receive constructive feedback because they knew me best and always had my best interests in mind.  Their opinions and feedback will continue to guide my decisions and assist me in evaluating my impact.  They are my panel.


How do you make decisions?  Do you have a panel?  You don’t have to be at a career transition point to establish a panel.  I invite you to consider who is on your panel currently and use those resources regularly.


Let me know how it goes!


You probably wouldn’t worry about what people think of you if you could know how seldom they do! 

Olin Miller


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