Our Corporate Life
February 14, 2017   •   Volume 8, Issue 3   •   ISSN: 2154-3240    
In This Issue
♦   Feature Article: Life Is a Series of Tradeoffs
Ask Amanda: What’s the best way to create a 5-year plan?
♦   Practical Tips: Create a “Case Future”
Life Is a Series of Tradeoffs

Undoubtedly you’ve heard the maxim “you can’t have it all.” Life lessons prove the truth of it but our culture—and reality TV in particular—suggests that you can have it all. This attitude is often carried into the workplace and can be challenging for both coworkers and management. Managing expectations by pointing out necessary tradeoffs is one of the most productive things a manager can do.
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Thought to Ponder

Save the parade for real accomplishments.

Practical Tips: Create a “Case Future”

Regardless of your role, level, or plans, developing your strategic thinking skills will serve you well. In most companies, looking to the past—the traditional case history—is a way to convince others of the value they can bring. Unfortunately, rarely do those same circumstances present themselves in the future.
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  ask Amanda

I’m determined to be successful, especially now that I am clear on my direction. I know that I need to create a 5-year plan. Do you have any suggestions? K.M., New York, NY

Amanda Mitchell

Traditionally a 5-year time frame was used because it provided a balance between being not too far out, yet far enough to allow time to accomplish reasonably ambitious goals. The world, and in particular the pace of change, is significantly different now.
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