At Grayce, we specialise in cultivating and empowering upcoming leaders who endeavour to be the driving force behind future success. Recently, we had the honour of hosting a handful of our esteemed alumni, including Annetta S, Daniel Gadish, and Geraint Loudon at our Manchester office. They shared their inspiring career journeys and how our development programmes equipped them for the future. During their visit they discussed 3 key points that helped them enhance their career development journey:
1.The importance of seeking out a mentor:
- Learning from someone who has more experience can offer additional insights and guidance, which will aid you in your learning and give you an extra layer of support.
- A mentor will enable you to receive constructive feedback and hold you accountable to your work goals and commitments. In turn this will help you to grow, learn and develop accordingly in your chosen field.
- A mentor will allow you to gain different perspectives on situations and problems that you may not have considered prior. With more experience in the chosen field, a mentor will see things differently to what you may perceive.
2. The value of being comfortable with saying no
- By being able to say no, you can effectively prioritise your tasks and you ensure sufficient time management.
- It allows you to establish and maintain boundaries that are combined with a commitment to honesty, allowing you to build a stronger framework for relationships. Clearly communicating your expectations and needs builds trust and connections.
- You avoid burnout by refraining from taking on too many responsibilities that are unrealistic to fulfil. Setting realistic limits can help you to maintain a better work-life balance and prevent yourself from excessive stress.
3. The need to break free from the confines of your current knowledge
- By venturing beyond the boundaries of your current knowledge, you will open yourself up to a multitude of new experiences and opportunities.
- It allows you to step outside of your comfort zone and gives you the ability to explore new areas and expertise within your chosen field.
- You can build your confidence in new areas which opens up a wide range of possibilities and by embracing new challenges you can achieve personal growth.