Friday, December 11th, 2020

Losing Sight

“Not all those who wander are lost.” – J.R.R. Tolkien

You are working remotely most of the time. You see others and interact through technology like Zoom and Teams but it just isn’t the same.

You might be feeling rather isolated whether you are a new hire, an intern or even a partner.

Don’t let acceptance and procrastination get you in their grip.

As a team member, keep focused on your career progression. How are you going to get to the next level? How can you be more visible to firm leaders? Are you volunteering for challenging assignments? Are you helping others when the opportunity arises? Do you speak up in video meetings? Are you asking questions that will further your knowledge and move your career forward?

As a leader, have you lost sight of the firm’s strategic plan? Have you put many important initiatives on hold until “all of this is over”? Have you become too comfortable with the more laid-back culture that has overtaken your firm? Have you been so focused on the work and your direct reports that you have ignored relationships with your other partners?

It is easy to lose sight of your important goals when things change so rapidly. Renew your energy, passion and engagement and encourage others to do the same.

  • "It can take years to mold a dream. It takes only a fraction of a second for it to be shattered."
  • Mary E. Pearson

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