For most of us, this is a question about long-term goals and working environment preferences. Combining an MBA with your STEM skills would prove valuable in situations that require leaders who can wear many hats—lab managers, project team leaders, entrepreneurs or anyone at a startup.
Have you ever heard the old adage, “It takes a village to raise a child?” Well it doesn’t stop there. It also takes a “village” to build a career. Your career.
There is a Chinese term, Guan Xi, which translates to “the Chinese form of networking that is built up from family, village and clan kinship. In Chinese business and life in general, the maintenance of face and cordial Guan Xi are prerequisites in ensuring that networks operate smoothly and reliably.”
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How do you think about managing your career path? Do you have the same conversations with your boss and find yourself trying to figure out what would work best in your organization? Does it feel like you are having the same conversation and using same general strategy? Maybe it’s time to put a twist on things and view your career advancement through a different lens. On December 4th, WEST will host an interactive workshop and fireside chat with Lisa Prior, a veteran leadership coach and author of “Take Charge of Your VIEW: Career Advice You Won’t Get from Your Boss.” Lisa will enable you to implement a different approach to advancing your career. One that will allow you to take charge and develop a strategy. Lisa will lead an interactive discussion that will help you dig deep and come away with a different perspective. Come away with the desire to bring out the best in yourself and develop a new method to advance your career and the organization in which you work. Join us for an interactive evening filled with good conversation, an opportunity to meet other WEST members, and learn some interesting new skills that you can apply in life and at work.