Earlier in my career, it felt like there was a well-trodden path for what career growth looked like. For instance, as a PM, first I was responsible for a product, then longer-term product strategy, then a broader ambiguous domain, then an entire product line.
In order to inspire, one must connect with another. I appreciate the authenticity and personal voice in the reflections you share. That perspective gives your pieces more of a connection and mentorship quality. Well done!
Ami, what a great post and just in time. Sharing this with my team. I especially love the example where you took on accountability even when your manager didn't think it was worth it. It's often too easy to only work on things that are important to your manager or your skip, but next level leadership is about identifying the problem areas and stepping up to take accountability even when no one believes it's worth it.
Great message Ami - this is going to be an increasing reality as work norms continue to be disrupted and we have more generations working together than ever before.. we can't afford to wait to see ourselves role modelled before stepping forward into leadership. <3
Thanks for the great message.
Thank you Ami. Found your blog was one of the best things this week
Thanks for this important message, Ami.
Love this, you really motivate me a lot. I can't wait to be this confident 10 years down the lane.
PS: from a 25 year old
Thanks Ami. These are useful nuggets
What a fulfilling post, Ami. Absolutely bang on!
Fantastic post! We don’t talk about these challenges in career growth enough - especially among women.
Thank you for the insightful post! :) It also got me thinking about how important tasks are not always promotable. Earlier in your career, how did you balance doing the important things, when asked to or when you noticed something, and saying no?