Editor’s Note: Ben Williams is a chartered psychologist who coaches on communication and interpersonal skills in the workplace. He also lectures on corporate psychology topics, facilitates think tanks for senior level executives and speaks at business conferences. Further details can be found at benwilliams.co.uk.
People tend to focus on the urgent elements of their working life, such as daily tasks and the progress of projects
The important -- but never urgent -- process of managing one's career gets rarely gets attention
By planning in advance, a realistic overview of possible career paths can be evaluated calmly and without pressure
In today’s economic climate, people tend to focus on the urgent and important elements of their working life, such as daily tasks and the progress of projects, useful relationships, coping with office politics, and meeting deadlines and targets. The important – but never urgent – process of managing one’s career gets rarely gets attention, until the ax falls.