Gamechanger or Cultural foundation...

In these fast paced times of generational companies and the struggle between the baby boomers, Xers, Yers, and Millenials to understand each other, which is the best vantage point from which to sit. Stay in the same job for a long time and become a cultural foundation to the organization or move on every few years to be a "gamechanger" within the new Company you have joined?

No matter your outcomes, there are a few things I have found to be true for all of us. How can you make yourself invaluable to your current organization? What seperates you from being the one asked to move on or the one being asked to move up?

You have to be able to manage change and in most cases initiate it.
You have to have strong communication skills that can be translated across the generations.
You have to have a high level of productivity and those that work for, beside, and under you must also be able to produce at exceptional levels.
You must seek out leadership opportunities no matter what your business card says.
You must never be a victim to the business trends or the mistakes made by yourself and others - ultimate accountability can be the only measure of a successful leader.
Last but not least - a positive attitude attracts others to you. If you find yourself using the words....however, but, or that won't work....you may want to update your resume for the next venture!

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Comment by Amanda Hite on March 3, 2008 at 11:41am
Andy, this is my favorite blog of yours! Stay tuned my comments to come...... hey I put that guy on a 30 day action plan if he messes with you one more time he's out (smile)

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