Dream Your Next Job

Wondering whether it’s time to move on from your job? Thinking about what it takes to step up into a leadership role? Is there a way to prepare for your next role, ahead of time?

Don’t just day-dream, imagine yourself successful in your dream job two years from now and ask yourself these 10 questions:

• What’s your role, your purpose and your priorities?

• What do you do differently?

• What have you stopped doing?

• How do you behave differently?

• Who is in your network?

• How have you built new relationships with colleagues?

• What do your colleagues think about you?

• What has been your biggest achievement this year?

• What have you learned at this job?

And finally…

• What insight does this vision give you about how you can begin today to develop your skills, networks and leadership behaviours to prepare you for your next job ?

To bring anything into your life, imagine that it’s already there. Richard Bach

Kate Farley

A leader with more than 25 years management experience in local government and the voluntary sector in the UK and USA. Kate Farley is currently working as an interim manager, with a particular interest in affordable housing, and is vice-Chair of her local school academy. Kate’s strengths lie in developing people, managing structural and culture change, transforming business processes, systems-thinking, and delivering excellent housing and customer services. Kate aims to make a difference by inspiring people to work effectively together, exceed expectations and take pride in their work. Read Kate’s blog at katefarleyblog.wordpress.com and follow @katefcondev on Twitter.

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