The Career Strategy Framework
This framework connects diverse concepts into a cohesive model that can guide and simplify decision making. Life is complex and it requires strategies across multiple domains to optimize our direction and drive outcomes. The intent of this model is to simply enable people to design their unique career path. How people interpret and apply each of the seven strategies is personal. This leaves space for creativity and molding the strategy around your unique ideas and worldview.
- The Strategy – the framework includes seven core strategies to shaping a mindful design and execution of your career.
- Directives – within each strategy, are directives that outline specific actions to take. These are a distillation of knowledge I have gained throughout my career and broader life. These are the “go do’s”.
- Exercises – a set of exercises and questions help people tease out the insights needed for self-awareness and shaping their unique career strategy.
1 – Know Yourself
The Know strategy will work to transform you into person that has a deep understanding of who you are and what is important. It’s a journey of personal discovery to articulate a clear set of values, priorities and brand aspiration.
2 – Target the Opportunity
The Target strategy will sharpen your focus to select a promising market opportunity that leverages your personal strengths and unique view. The specific and concise value proposition will make you a master of competitive differentiation of a target you strategically own. This will frees you from being everything to everybody in a highly competitive environment.
3 – Plan the Journey
The Plan strategy will empower you to creativity explore and architect a roadmap of experiences to achieve success throughout different phases of your career. Planning the impossible will challenge your status quo while planning the essentials of today will guide your tactical steps toward freedom.
4 – Learn Strategically
The Learn strategy will teach you how to develop the competencies and skills that are needed achieve and sustain differentiation of the “target”. It will also give you tactics to strengthen your social intelligence, more essential than ever.
5 – Sell the Value
The Sell strategy will give you confidence to authentically market your brand and give evidence to the credibility of your value proposition.
6 – Connect Authentically
The Connect strategy will teach you how to engage and strengthen a community of relationships that are needed to power your journey.
7 – Decide Consciously
The Decide strategy will make you a master of self-discipline with focus, habits and conscious decision making that align with who you are and where you are going.