Follow this six-step plan to get the support and resources you need.

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Leading Your Career Means Owning and Asking for Support for Your Development

We all want to learn and grow and it’s great if you work for a company that supports time off for personal development. But if you work for a company that doesn’t have an official policy, how can you make the case to your manager (and the necessary higher ups) to support you? Follow a six-step plan to get the support and resources you need. Start by thinking through how you want to learn and grow and researching opportunities that interest you. Don’t be embarrassed or nervous about asking for this time; own it as part of your commitment to becoming a better leader. Create a personal vision statement that describes who you will become as a result of this investment of time and resources. Connect your goals or outcomes to what the business needs. Prepare and practice for the conversation and then make your ask. …






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Rachael O'Meara

@romeara1 Author of Pause: Harnessing the Life Changing Power of Giving Yourself a Break (4/4/17). Coach. Googler. Transforming the world one pause at a time.

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