This chart shows the 6 stages of career growth. Where are you now?

Different people are destined to different career paths. But ideally, over time, you will take on bigger assignments and more responsibilities that will help you get to where you want.

As a CEO of more than 15 years, I’ve helped hundreds of people navigate their professional journey. My best advice is to seek out jobs and opportunities that will help you develop and demonstrate capabilities, particularly in four key areas:

  1. Having a growth mindset
  2. Dealing with ambiguity
  3. Handling change
  4. Working at a faster pace

The 6 stages of career growth

While not all career paths are the same, there is a master plan that governs just about any journey — and that plan is defined by six stages:

The 6 Stages of Career Development

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