March 2, 2019

The tourist route


By the time you get to a certain level of responsibility you’ve probably left your area of comfort. That’s not to say responsibility isn’t in your wheelhouse, it’s that it takes you outside of the field where you earned your chops. From development to management, from sales to management, from finance to management, from marketing to management. It’s the from and the management that are on the tourist route.

From – your domain expertise is what got you away from your domain expertise. The game now is to build the knowledge and understanding necessary to see the wood and the trees in the forests you now tend.

Management – is more than a job description and does not come from formal authority. This game is about people – none of whom act or think how you do – and there are no free passes.

Skippy strategy: Managing is about travelling and learning.