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Want to future proof your career?

"Don't be defined by your past, your past is the tutor of your present and is always preparing you for new experiences. Forget about disappointment or any past mistakes that is keeping you from moving forward. It's never too late for a new beginning." - Kemmy Nola

Want to reduce the redundancy odds?

Be technically current; don't confuse this with technical capability. Technical currency is what is and will be current for the next period. How can this be incorporated into your role if it is not already?

Lead; what is your gift? Find this and cultivate it. Make yourself the person who everybody wants on their special project.

Learn; no one is ever complete. Be on the lookout for learning experiences. I didn't complete high school however, I went back to night school for my under- and post-graduate studies. Every year, I prioritise some form of professional learning.

Leverage knowledge; a former colleague developed software on legacy technology, resulting in a tremendous understanding of operations. This knowledge became the currency for their future role. They de-invested in legacy technology capability and led the developers to create the new application. It was inspiring to watch and a great example to others.

Be decent; treat everyone as you would like to be treated. It feels good to be welcomed by others, and it's even better to be included in many things due to the type of person you are. Make yourself a person everybody wants to spend time with; being included evolves your role.

This is a complicated topic, requiring more frequent discussion within leadership teams and their people. When this occurs, thoughts will evolve, actions are taken, and everyone benefits.


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