Are you stuck?


According to McKinsey & Company, women are three times more likely than men to think that their gender made it more difficult to get a raise, promotion, or chance to get ahead. If you can’t see any development opportunities, feel trapped in your role and/or your career path is unclear, you are stuck!


TAKE THE QUIZ​​​




READ THE FOLLOWING STATEMENTS AND OBSERVE WHICH APPLY TO YOU: ​

  1. Can’t see any development opportunities

  2. Understand your development options

  3. Clearly see career path

  4. Feel trapped in your role

  5. Career path is unclear

  6. Believe role is flexible and dynamic

​ Next, determine if the statements that you agreed with indicate that you are stuck or moving. ​ If you mostly agreed with statements 1, 4, and 5, you are stuck. If you mostly agreed with statements 2, 3, and 6, you are moving.


If you are stuck, develop your capabilities with the following mix of activities:

  • Assignments

  • Work on tasks that require interaction with new people across the organization

  • Join a cross-functional task force

  • Play an advisory role on a project


  • Relationships

  • Ask a peer to provide feedback

  • Find a role model

  • Ask others to be sounding boards on new challenges and opportunities


  • Training

  • Pick a learning challenge to work on

  • Identify what learning is expected

  • Be patient and persistent when applying your new knowledge, skills or abilities



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