I’m having fun with 2 posts by Guy Kawasaki wrt/ Penelope Trunk’s Career Guidance Points. These are not your standard answers. I like them.
- Ten Questions With Penelope Trunk: Career Guidance for This Century
- The Nine Biggest Myths of the Workplace by Penelope Trunk
My favorite is the “Glass Ceiling”.
Myth: The glass ceiling still exists.
The glass ceiling is over, not because people crashed through, but because people are not looking up. Life above the glass ceiling is 100-hour weeks, working for someone else, and no time for friends and family. And it’s not only women who are saying no to the ladder up: Men are as well. People want to customize success for themselves, not climb someone else rungs. So if no one is climbing to the top, the glass ceiling isn’t keeping anyone down.
On my front — I get asked this kind of question all the time. I goes like “I’m a middle manager, I make more money than I dreamed of, but I have no time for anything else. My boss(es) want me to step up, but “up” looks like a life I don’t want to have”. Penelope nails it.