Having engaged and led across the government, military, business and the third sector, Samuel is well averse with leadership and as we begin to look at post Covid-19, we realise that the world is no longer standardised. It is becoming more diverse, localised and surprising. We have witnessed how the death of one American man in the US can have a global impact in the world. This means that we are about to experience a shift of influence which he calls the ‘age of individualism.’Continue Reading
You might not have voted for them, you may not even like them, but they listen & act. An important part of Leadership is Followership. As a …Continue Reading
One of the career principles I teach is – you have to let go of the good in order to embrace the great. I had to let of some of the things that I really enjoyed doing, businesses who were making good returns in order to make space for something great.
So what happens, one of the greatest obstacles to career change is comfort. Meaning, you got something working, it brings food on the table, pays the bills, but every monday feels like a pain.Continue Reading
Frequent career transitions used to be a sign of failure but today, being career mobile and having a diverse array of experiences is not only common, but is rapidly becoming aspirational. Today’s leaders need to have a career matrix, with horizontal and vertical moves signifying depth and breadth of experience, skills and exposure to different markets.Continue Reading
Regardless of the stages of life, your circumstances or even your abilities, you should always plan your career.
I see many people who get so comfortable in their career that they stop planning ahead and park. An example will be someone who works for a bank and has had a successful career.
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Over the last 20 years of transition, I’ve often heard, “I can’t have the career I want because I don’t have the right experience.”
I felt the same way when I began my career transition journey at the age of 22. It started broad, with wanting to better educate myself, or to own a business. Although these careers seemed vastly different, they all appealed to me.
Then I realised I was the main obstacle getting in the way of me pursuing my dream job.Continue Reading
It seems as if everywhere we turn others are giving us advice, or an opinion about what could or should be done about a situations or problem. A key to success is knowing the difference between good and not-so-good advice and acting on the good advice.Continue Reading
I’m facing a job change and I’m thinking about my next step. In reflecting, I realise that I’ve never had a plan or vision for where I want to be and have just let chance guide me. How should I proceed?Continue Reading
Many times I come across linkedin profile statues stating that the individual is ‘Looking for the next opportunity. This defies the purpose of opportunity, and also raises a few questions. How do you find opportunity? Does opportunity find you? Is it luck?Continue Reading
We already know that it is only possible for our brain to focus on one thing at a time. While we are focusing on fear, worry or hate, it is not possibe for us to be experiencing happiness, enthusiasm or love. As time passes, we seem to sometimes find it easier to stay in the current situation, same frustrated relationship, boring & unfulfilling job.Continue Reading