Saturday, December 13, 2014

The Big Picture

Your development
An old forest full of trees
Visualize your path

A development haiku for the week. The message: Don't lose sight of the big picture. It is easy to get heads down. Focused. Specific. Tactical. And that's not a bad thing. It is often what we need to do to execute. In work or in development it is no different. I am going to focus. I am going deep. I need to get into the details. Into the weeds. I have to get this one thing done. I need to develop this skill. This expertise. 

But remember, it is important not to lose sight of the big picture. Why am I doing this? Why does it matter? What is my plan, my purpose, my vision? Where do I see myself and how does developing this skill help me get there?

Don't lose the forest for the trees. In work or your professional development.

About David Verhaag 

David is the Vice President, Client Experience at Degreed, the lifelong learning platform. Prior to Degreed, David established and scaled the Customer Success function at Kahuna and HireVue and spent eight+ years with SuccessFactors where he led the development of the global Customer Value team. David lives on a sailboat in Half Moon Bay, CA.

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