There isn’t just one path to this, but I’m happy to share mine.
I remember thinking when I was younger, like you are right now, what is my endgame. (I’ve actually done this a few times, but this was a specific “I’m in the workforce now” course correction.)
I really thought hard about it.
I figured out exactly what I wanted, and what I would need to *sustain* it once I already had it, the. I started thinking about what I needed to have gotten it in the first place –
And I worked backwards.
Along the backwards trip I saw that there were skills I needed that I didn’t currently have, people I didn’t currently know, and organizations I wasn’t associated with.
So I quit my job and found a new one very quickly that would give me some of those skills I identified as lacking. And that quickly led to aanother that led to more skills, and some of the people I didn’t know. And so on ….
For the last 10 years …
From Engineer, to Coordinator, to Manager, to SR. manager, to Director, to CTO…
And I’m not done yet!
Does that help?
Originally Posted: https://www.quora.com/How-do-you-grow-and-get-to-take-on-roles-with-a-lot-of-responsibility
Originally Posted On: 2015-10-02