I am often asked why I left the pharmaceutical industry when so much seemed to be going well for me. Well, after the company I worked for was bought out by another company I had two choices … stay on with little hope of any job satisfaction or take redundancy. Being faced with such a choice, the decision was not difficult!
Since I have been out of the corporate jungle, I have been able to look back on key events and people who made an impact on me (for good and bad) and one thing strikes me … those who made a positive impact were those who had time; those who made a negative impact were either “Sorry, too busy to stop,” “Just need to get to the next meeting,” or were simply on that slippery slope to the top … no-one else would get in their way!
I hope that as I deal with others no-one can ever say that I was too busy, too busy, too tired, too important or whatever excuse I may come up with to notice others.
From experience, those who go furthest in life are those who have a real perspective on their time and how to use it effectively … those who go furthest up the corporate ladder? I’ll let you answer that.