Why you need to think like a millennial even if you're at the top of your career

    By: Kelsey Vuillemot on Feb 13, 2017

    Kathy Bloomgarden writes, "Women who aspire to reach the top of the corporate ladder work very hard to get there. I think the biggest misconception at this point is thinking they've made it when they reach a top role. Actually, the hard work is about to get even harder.

    In today's world, keeping on a successful track requires constant innovation and relentless focus. It means continuously urging people out of their comfort zones and charting new territory. As Ruth Porat, chief financial officer of Alphabet, has said, "incremental innovation leads to irrelevance." More of the same isn't going to work in a world that is changing as fast as ours. You can't implement half-way.

    The reality is that you will always be on the journey to success, and there is no destination where things get "easier." So, once you reach the top, how do you continue to succeed in a way that ensures you stay at the top?

    This year at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Jack Ma, founder and chairman of Alibaba Group, gave a framework for success that resonates with my thinking. He called it the 30/30/30 strategy. First, take a 30-year perspective (or longer); second, keep an eye on companies with 30 employees or less that are nimble and think out of the box; and third, look at the world through the lens of a 30-year-old, as this generation will build the future of business."


    Released: February 13, 2017, 12:54 pm
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