Notes from Jeff York

Small business marketing thoughts from a marketing small business owner

Climbing the ladder

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For a moment, let’s pretend that the fundamentals of the economy are strong.

How are you climbing the ladder these days?

That has got to be one of the most difficult tasks facing professionals during the best of times. As you approach management positions and beyond, the opportunities start to get smaller and more competitive. As part of a group in their late 30’s to early 40’s, my generation has been trailing behind the baby-boomers our whole lives. This is a generation now looking toward retirement (remember, we’re pretending the fundamentals of the economy are strong). Behind us are the ultra-me Gen Y generation looking to either move up or move on quickly.

What do you do to position yourself to take that next step? What challenges are you facing and what are you doing to prepare? Do you have any stories to share about how you’ve successfully negotated this path?

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Written by Jeff York

October 25, 2008 at 11:40 am

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