Videos: Career transitions and leadership agility
Staying open to change and recognizing new opportunities will keep your career path fresh
Holly J. Raider
, Clinical Professor of Management and Senior Director of Kellogg Executive Education, sat down with Carter Cast
, Clinical Associate Professor of Management at Kellogg, to discuss successful Career Transitions and Leadership Agility. Cast’s diverse background in corporate, startup and digital marketing environments has given him the tools to gracefully adapt to new challenges.
Leveraging vs. learning
The blooper reality of transitions
- If your learning curve has stalled, it may be time to think about your next career move. Assess your growth potential and available opportunities to see if you’re ready for a change.
Turning chaos into problem-solving
- The transition process can be fraught with mistakes if you’re not careful. Take the time to learn the business from the ground up to make the adjustment smooth for yourself and your team.
The value of learning agility
- When you make a transition, you don’t know what challenges will come your way. Readiness to accept chaos and solve problems are key elements that will smooth your path.
- A growth mindset allows you to embrace mistakes as a learning opportunity and continuously learn new skills, draw insights and apply their meaning to future experiences.
The opportunity of learning
- If you’re making a late-stage career transition, lead with your passion and follow with knowledge
- Learning is lifelong, and taking advantage of the opportunities to expand your knowledge is invigorating.