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Doing a good job, producing budgeted results is not a guarantee that you can avoid a layoff. Believing that myth is one of the most prominent mistakes managers and executives make with their careers.
“I don’t need to worry about a strategic career plan. I am doing a good job. I have great numbers”.
Then the merger closes, or the pandemic spreads.
Daily Career Management Tip
It is a blinding flash of the obvious to say that we live and work in an uncertain world.
Last week I wrote about the job search challenges imposed by our sputtering economy. This week I am adding six steps you can take to get prepared.
A surprising number of executives and managers continue to believe that a good job performance will serve as an insurance policy against being laid off. That is just not so.
This week several CEOs have confided to me that many executives and managers who lost their jobs over the last three months did so through no fault of their own.
Jim Hinton, Chief Executive Officer of Baylor Scott & White Health, an integrated network with 52 hospitals, more than 800 patient care sites, 7,300 active physicians, and 49,000 employees, believes the key to success in this uncertain business environment is a constant state of preparedness. You cannot wait for unexpected events to occur before you take actions to weather the storm, he said during a recent interview with Modern Healthcare.
Just as businesses must plan for the unexpected, so, too, must executives and managers.
Here are six steps that can help you achieve constant preparedness:
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