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Career management cannexus_2011

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Career management cannexus_2011

  1. 1. Career Management in a Knowledge Economy Presented by Rob Straby Cannexus 2011
  2. 2. ~ Our Agenda ~ <ul><li>Dancing in chaos </li></ul><ul><li>Finding your ground </li></ul><ul><li>Career versatility </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing my story </li></ul><ul><li>The career trinity </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing your stories </li></ul><ul><li>Integration </li></ul>
  3. 3. Dancing in Chaos <ul><li>What are the sources of chaos for you? </li></ul>
  4. 4. How do you find your ground?
  5. 5. Exercise: Career Resilience <ul><li>Please answer the statements on your handout as follows: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1 = Do not agree at all </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3 = Agree somewhat </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>5 = Strongly agree </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Increase Your Resilience <ul><li>Make a personal commitment to active career management! </li></ul>
  7. 7. Become a Career Versatilist <ul><li>Versatility </li></ul><ul><li>“ Ability to apply depth of skill to a progressively widening scope of situations and experiences, gaining new competencies, building relationships and assuming new roles.” </li></ul><ul><li>Gartner Group, 2005 </li></ul>
  8. 8. A Versatilist Spiral
  9. 9. People Who Helped Me
  10. 10. Passions & Themes Facilitated Learning Appropriate Technology WorkLife Design
  11. 11. Your Career Building Trinity Knowing What : Competencies & accomplishments Knowing Why : Values, interests & goals Knowing Who : Relationships & networks
  12. 12. Getting to What & Why <ul><li>Reviewing Your Accomplishments </li></ul><ul><li>You can understand your competencies (what) and values (why) by reviewing stories about accomplishments </li></ul><ul><li>Find a partner, tell your partner 2-3 stories about things you did in the past few years that you felt were accomplishments </li></ul><ul><li>Your partner is to listen and tell you what they heard you say about what you did and which competencies and values they heard </li></ul>
  13. 13. Building Relationships <ul><li>Who are the key mavens and connectors in your career community that you need to develop your relations with? </li></ul>
  14. 14. Story Integration <ul><li>Integrate the elements </li></ul><ul><li>Find unique themes underlying the stories </li></ul><ul><li>Create a forward moving story that asserts your present ~ future identity </li></ul><ul><li>Share your story in a compelling way </li></ul><ul><li>Evolve this story and enrol others </li></ul>
  15. 15. What’s Next? <ul><li>Focus on the next step </li></ul><ul><li>Who has issues, needs, challenges or problems that you are uniquely able to solve? </li></ul><ul><li>Make that your next project! </li></ul>
  16. 16. Thank You! www.straby.com www.lifeworks-by-design.com http://ca.linkedin.com/in/robstraby http://www.slideshare.net/rstraby

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