Career Advice From a Successful CEO
I have a pretty cool job. I get to interview people with amazing careers, including CEOs and other top leaders from great companies. I’m pretty picky who I interview, so all of the experiences are amazing. The most recent interview I did was with the CEO (Alex Shootman) of a fast moving Utah company – Workfront. I asked Alex if he ever envisioned himself as a CEO. He gave me more of an answer than I could have hoped for.
Listen and LearnListen to this 1 1/2 minute segment of the interview and you’ll receive important insight into how to plan your career, and then actively manage to achieve the goals you set.
A Simple Career Planning ToolI love the approach Alex took to actively managing his career. His simple tool kept him laser-focused on the roles that he needed in order to reach his goal. He asked 3 basic questions:
- Do I understand the skills I need to do _______________ job?
- Have I done it – demonstrated those skills?
- Can I teach it – show others how to do those skills.
I really like this. Setting goals and then working on the skills to reach those goals.