Career Questions 7

Every career challenge revolves around these questions:

  1. WHO is your target group? (If the answer is ‘every company,’ start over.)
  2. HOW will they know about your skills and expertise?
  3. WHAT communication are you spreading via social media, articles, interviews, and blogs?
  4. IS that communication relevant to your target group?
  5. WHERE is your target group located? Are you there too (and active?)
  6. WHY are you the best (the only?) choice for the need?
  7. WHEN are you going to take ‘that’ action?


Leadership awareness

Why is “leadership awareness” crucial if you are serious about building your career?

The world is full of followers. Leaders visualize and followers carry out tasks based on what leaders visualize. 

That’s how the world works.

If you develop awareness about the leadership of yourself and the people around you, you will navigate to your career success swiftly. 

You develop leadership awareness by understanding the different forms of leadership, their impact on people, and practice gives you the most power!

You will note that the #1 misconception about leadership is this: if you are “given” a position, you are a leader.

Here is the truth: you become a leader by the impact you create, not by the position you hold!

Of course, the position may give you some kickstart but it is a game of wrong expectation because many people, especially in 3rd world countries, perceive, that the person holding a top position, “Sir,” or “Madam,” have answers to all their questions.

It is never the case. We all learn continuously. Having an answer does not make you a leader. Taking unconditional responsibility for the outcomes of people who work to make your vision a reality does.

Your position may be the BS; your impact is never! Have a look at the below Sketchnote to quickly grab the concept visually.


PS: John C. Maxwell popularized the concept of the 5 levels of leadership via his work. I read it in “Developing the Leader Within You.” book years back. Read about his views here: 5 Levels of Leadership.