Part 2 of "How to Become the CEO of your life" continues as we talk about performance appraisals and how the most important focus is on building up on your strengths and making sure you are the best you can be at those while not ignoring any disturbing noise that may come from your weaknesses. If we don't address the noise then there is the risk that the rest of our talents are not even seen. But "fixing oneself" is not a resourceful way of being and thinking as it presupposes that one is broken and that to be successful one has to fit in other people's model of the world. A simpler way is to figure out what you want, what you're good at, what you want to be a part of, where you can make a difference and work hard! Lewis Maleh is founder and CEO of Bentley Lewis, an award winning boutique executive search firm with offices in London, Miami and New York. He also hosts 2 podcast shows: Don't take out your phone! and The Recruitment Show.
I start Season 2 by shifting gears from the current world of work to the future while having a look at the past. We travel light so we can travel far because we know that true transformation takes time and it takes a free mind to leave behind some assumptions regarding work, employment and the human within that equation. If we design a future based on similar assumptions of the present that come from a far away past we will have a similar future just more sophisticated, more automated but in essence unchanged. It is never a switch off/switch on process but rather it is a co-existence of the current ways of seeing work with some alternative ways. The greatest shift though that we can start today is to realise that the way we see our world of work, the way we design it, shape it, think of it, determines the way we live it. So let's start by taking ownership and responsibility for our world of work. The rest will follow. The WoW is also on YOUTUBE!