5 Strategies for Reinventing Your Career in Uncertain Times
During times of uncertainty, we usually prefer to keep the status quo. We focus on our most urgent decisions: how to be safe and healthy, how to keep our bosses happy, or, if we’ve lost a job, how to find a new one as quickly as possible. This makes it difficult to find the time, motivation, and mental energy to think about longer-term questions.
But there is no such thing as total predictability and despite the challenges that extended periods of uncertainty present, those periods also offer unparalleled opportunities for strategic planning.
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However, during periods of volatility and stress, a taskmaster mode could be a mistake. The individual can feel pressured or obligated, which will make them negative. It is more important to prioritize your team's needs and create an environment of trust and support. It will unleash positive emotions, and the person is likely to feel more confident, hopeful, and willing to consider new ideas.
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