this is not so much an article about a certain topic as it is a blog post about something that just happens in my live.
I focused on project management for the last decade and I love to get high class, top quality IT projects done. That is what I am really passionate about, what keeps me awake at night and makes me look forward to every day I go to the office. The thrill in it was always to create solutions that make the life of others better, make them more effective and offer them tools to be more happy in their jobs.
I always had project teams and I enjoy working with people, creating teams and creating opportunities for team members to grow and take leadership roles themselves. I am a strong believer and self managing teams and that my responsibility as the team leader is to provide infrastructure for communication and information distribution more than to tell everyone what to do.
I never really thought of doing more than that until I moved to Perth. My boss, friend and (involuntary) mentor Kevin opened my eyes to new possibilities. I started thinking much bigger and I began to envision a corporate career – something where I really could move things and positively influence the work lives of many people. Working with a fixed set of employees seems like a great thing to do. Spending years with them, getting to know them, helping them to reach their potential and creating a great work environment where everyone loves to be sounds pretty much like paradise to me.
I see a lot of opportunity around and I am really looking forward to a role that will help me to leave my mark and make a difference for the company I will work with. I believe I have the answer to a lot of the organizational issues, and while I am sure this is just my usual over-eagerness it is still a good feeling to move on to something more challenging and exiting.
I did a lot of reading over the years and I realize now that my interest has always been more than just project management. I believe that I got the potential to become a real leader. I don’t have enough knowledge yet but at least I made enough progress to realize that I have lots to learn. Consequently I started a MBA course and reading the material encourages me even more. This was the last push I needed, from now on the direction is clear.
This career will take a while. It might take place in the company I am working with now or it might not, time will tell. However, my goals are set and I will not rest before I get where I believe I need to be.
One thing is for sure: I will enjoy the hell out of the way there.
Have a nice eastern