By Michael Melcher
Partner, Next Step Partners
Executive coach Michael Melcher recently shared with an audience at Stanford GSB his new approach to career satisfaction and tips for achieving greater long-term success and fulfillment.
In an article by Blaire Briody describing the conversation, Michael shares his insights.
I had certain ideas about what my career might be,” Michael says. “Some of those turned out to be true, and some did not, and some I couldn’t imagine. I’d never even heard of my career in the early ’90s. And if I had heard of it, I might not have seen a direct connection between what I was doing and what I’m doing now. It illustrates how careers change, how they develop, and how much uncertainty there is.”
A successful career requires occasionally taking a step back and looking at the big picture, says Melcher. He says to “think about the larger contours of what you’re doing and make that a part of your regular action.” He’s broken this process down into four categories and what questions you should ask yourself for each:
“This is what working on your career means,” says Melcher, “finding time to take actions and answer questions that relate to these four areas.”
Read more at the Stanford GSB.