It’s a theme I keep harping on over and over, and not just with regard to career development: take responsibility for your life and then see how things happen for you. But since this publication has much to do with the subject, let’s just stick with career progression.Career progression starts with knowing exactly what you want to do or where you want to go. Then comes the part about making it happen. Sadly, most conversations on this subject start with the employee asking his Line Manager (or HR person): “What do you have in mind for me?” This is akin to going to a travel agent and asking him “Where should I go on my vacation?” Sounds ridiculous, right?
Pakistan seems to be in a lamentable state of affairs. My parents still reside there, so I speak not just from an external perch, but from the visceral experience of loved ones. My father gave his professional life to the diplomatic service of his country and remembers still with moist-eyed pride when Pakistan came into being. The promise of “Faith, Unity and Discipline” has certainly been debauched since and we need to exercise leadership. In this instance, that means no scapegoats and a much overdue look in the mirror.
Kamran Rizvi is a founding director, trainer, executive coach, keynote speaker and consultant at Navitus, a leading organization development (OD) consulting and training firm in the country. He brings innovative,effective and practical strategies for implementing change in a variety of organizations striving to grow, build sustainability, and improve productivity, efficiency, quality and impact. Kamran pioneered the personal-improvement and OD movement in Pakistan in 1991, after working for fourteen years in retail and commercial banking in the Middle East and the UK.
Kamran’s session at the LearnFest was pure dynamite! 'Leadership Paradigm - BREAKING NEWS with a difference' occupied two sessions, and could have easily gone on for the entire week,