Have you ever been offered the perfect opportunity – a once-in-a-lifetime (OIAL) promotion; an exciting new career twist; an entrepreneurial plum that lands in your lap; a post-graduate fellowship that has been earmarked for you – something that would catapult your career  several levels above where you are now?

Did you grasp the opportunity, offer thanks and move into it with power?  Or did you miss the opportunity and to this day – you berate yourself over the loss?

Preparing an Extraordinary Career Success Formula to move ahead two to three levels in an upward or outward way from your current career center is necessary to help you make a big jump.  The career jump you make might be 180 degrees from where you are now, or it might cross industry lines. In order to pursue a game-changing new direction, you must be able to almost see it, taste it, leverage your personal brand, and be able to articulate your value proposition to yourself and to others.

If this is not your reality – then you may not recognize the signs; make the appropriate developmental moves; become known to the people who can help you; accept the right broadening assignments; or take the risks to move on from a safe, comfortable job.

Everyone from entry level workers to C-suite executives should have a five year career plan.  Equally important: everyone should have their career radar attuned to multiple frequencies to pick up on the unusual, the wacky, and the ‘OIAL’ occurrence that can offer meteoric career shifts.

How do you prepare yourself for the unknown, extraordinary, ‘OIAL’ opportunity?

When you want to achieve unparalleled leadership career success – don’t miss an extraordinary opportunity to be open to challenges that you:

  • Create
  • Can’t really see right now from your current vantage point
  • Envision from researching other industries and individuals who have created unusual, out-of-the-norm products, services, service models and careers
  • Learn by failing forward
  • Glean from knowing the cultural and economic trends predicted for the next 10 years

Remember, the formula to achieve Extraordinary Career Success is: establish a new vision; explore and prepare; exhibit remarkable agility and implement ways to sustain the new career direction.


A question for you to consider:

  • Are you willing to challenge your personal status quo and follow the formula for achieving extraordinary career success?



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Christine M. Glasco consults to company executives, business owners and non-profit leaders on career management/career transformation and strategic leadership development solutions.  To request a complimentary copy of Five Tips to Transform Your Executive Career  and to receive Who Needs a One Page Career Plan? You Do!   go to: www.christineglasco.com   Email:  info@christineglasco.com  Phone:  1.940.367.0837

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One Response to Leadership Career Success – Don’t Miss an Extraordinary Opportunity

  1. Jackie Crawford says:

    I don’t know about anyone else, but whether it was in school or in the workplace, I’ve always encountered people who I’ve thought are terrible at leading. Some people just naturally know how to be successful and who can lead others in the same direction. But then there are some who are awful at both. I never wanted to be the latter so I’m always looking for ways to grow personally, professionally, and as a leader to be as successful as I can. A friend lent me a book he just read called “How to Avoid the Common Failure” by Michael Horton. You can find out more on his website http://www.hortonadvantedge.com and you can pick up the book at http://www.gettothepointbooks.com. He highly recommends doing both. It’s a great reference and motivational book to really give you a push in the right direction!

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