6 Steps to Thriving at Work: Step 1


Step 1

Today’s workers face a business environment where the rules have changed. Gone are the days when employees stayed with one company for their entire careers and when their loyalty was rewarded with job security and professional advancement.

Now companies–and employees–disappear overnight. The new game is one of self-sufficiency, where employees are free agents, with sole responsibility for directing their own growth paths and careers.

To make yourself indispensable, you must constantly reevaluate your strengths and weaknesses, check your progress against your long-term career goals, and see how you can acquire the skills necessary to advance your career. By consistently taking these steps, besides the satisfaction of achieving your goals, you should always have a desk–and a paycheck–to call your own.

In this step: