RRGwrites

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Capability and Career-Growth Go Hand-In-Hand

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RRGwritesSharing something that a young HR professional recently said. Thought-provoking words that have stayed with me…

This one’s a bright and promising junior of mine from college, with whom I was exchanging a few emails a while ago. He works for a large Indian IT multinational and had been associated with the company for over seven years now; he joined them right after MBA school. He performed well and consequently, has climbed up the ladder at a speedy and consistent pace.

During the conversation, I remarked on his consistent growth within the organization and as his proud senior, expressed my admiration. He responded in measured words. Words of wisdom, I would say; something that young managers don’t speak too often, at least whilst referring to the pivotal cross-linkage that depth of learning has with career-growth.

I am quoting him:

“…My career priority is to build depth. Growth has been incidental…”

Sharing this with all budding professionals; these are words their worth in gold.

As someone who interacts with young professionals and management students extensively, I often observe a disturbing mismatch between the aspirations of management professionals vis-a-vis their quest & hunger for knowledge – the real mastery… In fact, I wrote a blog on this a while ago – (MBA की ‘मास्टरी’)

Let me know what you think. If you are a young professional entering the corporate world or a management student; I would love to know your thoughts…

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  1. Good one sir.

    Pawan Tak

    March 12, 2014 at 12:56 AM

    • Thanks, Pawan. This one is from a MHRODian to a fellow MHRODian. Hope it sparks some useful thoughts in others.

      RRGwrites

      March 12, 2014 at 11:55 AM

  2. so true! Seldom does one want to believ that most of the growth happens due to the depth of knowledge on a particular domain, subject or an area of expertise. Nice quote and thought!

    Sucharith Menon

    March 14, 2014 at 2:56 PM


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