3 Key Reasons Why You Are NOT Progressing Your Management Career

3 Key Reasons Why You Are NOT Progressing Your Management Career

Have you ever wondered why you’re not progressing your career as quickly as possible?

If you look back at the last 12 months, I bet you worked hard.

But most people feel undervalued, not respected, not getting recognised for their work the way they deserve, leaving them frustrated.

Often people have the best intentions at making the right changes, at looking for a new job and saying enough is enough.

But they end up not doing anything.

The reason for that is if you don't set the right intentions, nothing is going to change.

You're going to be stuck in the position that you're in, and you don't want that.

You do not want to waste another twelve months to just realise that where you are was just like where you were 12 months ago and nothing has come through.

None of the promises that were made to you has materialised so you feel even more frustrated.

And at this point, a lot of people start to blame the outside world.

They start giving their control away.

They start relying on somebody else to recognise their work, to give them a promotion, to hire them for that next six-figure role. But giving away control will leave you disappointed.

How do you get that control back? Here’s how:

Get clear on your goals

Get clear on your goals and put a time frame to it. If you want to advance your career, say for the next six months, don't wait until a couple of weeks before to go and look for a new job.

Also, do not compromise on building your profile and your personal brand. Have a strategy that gets you the results so you can advance your career to a job where you feel fulfilled, challenged, and you get paid what you're worth.

Take time to reflect

Not a lot of people do this. But take the time to stop and look at the past, say the past 12 months. 

What happened in the last 12 months?

Where are you at?

What worked?

What didn't work?

What do you need to do to learn from the decisions you have made?

One of the biggest mistakes people make is they just keep on doing the same thing expecting a different outcome.

That's not going to work.

Learn to say no

Have your goal in one side then use that as a compass. 

If an opportunity, an extra responsibility, a project, or anything else comes to you that doesn't bring you closer to your goal, say no to it.

You have to learn to say no to the things that don't serve you, taking back that control and being honest to yourself.

Make sure that you only say yes to things that are clearly aligned with your goals.


Hi, I'm Caroline De Kimpe, Career & Leadership Coach and founder of The Career Success Program (https://www.newhorizoncoaching.com.au/the-career-success-group-program/).

I'm an Executive Recruiter and Senior HR Professional turned Career & Leadership Coach.

My speciality? I help professionals, like you,  land their next 6-figure leadership role where they feel challenged, fulfilled and get the financial rewards they deserve by helping them build their confidence, raise their profile and stand out from the crowd.

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