If change gets in the way of common sense, it probably isn’t progress.
Career management is a journey through a series of business case jungles.
Molotov cocktails use information and logic to carry anger, petrol, glass and a burning taper to their destination, to effect change. Management cocktails use information and logic to carry passion and organisational resources to their destination, to effect change. If it’s the right sort of change, the stakeholders get to enjoy a cocktail together afterwards.
Career management used to mean following a linear journey from technical skill to organisational leadership. If the career landscape now sprouts new skill needs in all directions, how linear can that progression actually become?
The most reliable and empowering form of career management is entrepreneurship. If you happen to work with one large organisation as your dominant client, it won’t hurt to diversify your ‘product range’ for other market needs.