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The Art of IT Management - Practical tools, techniques and people skills by Robina Chatham

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27 HOW TO MANAGE YOUR PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT

WHY IS THIS IMPORTANT?

It is important to understand that you own your own career; your employer just affords you the opportunity to follow that career on their premises. This being the case, if you sit around waiting for your employer to develop you and your career, you will, invariably, wait a long time. Even if you are lucky enough to work for one of those enlightened organisations that trumpet their commitment to career development and talent management – you have to get recognised as ‘talent’ before you can even start to ascend their greasy pole.

The next most important thing to recognise is that growth cannot happen without learning. Learning needs to be both discipline and industry-sector related, ...

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