We are accustomed to the traditional career ladder model with the focus on moving up the ladder to be successful. Moving up the ladder is equivalent to advancing your career and we are always looking for opportunities to climb the next rung for the next promotion in our current company or elsewhere. But now a new model is emerging called the career lattice. This new model provides opportunities to improve our skills and take on new responsibilities. Yet the focus is lateral not upward.
This week we’re going to discuss how this new lattice model can benefit us in our careers and what we need to do to position ourselves to succeed in this model.
Joining me is Joanne Cleaver, author of The Career Lattice. Joanne’s company is Wilson-Taylor Associates, Inc. Joanne is a strategic communication consultant and business journalist, she earned a BSJ from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism in 1980 and an MSJ in 1981, with an emphasis on economic reporting. She has written extensively for consumer and business publications, including the Chicago Tribune, Crain’s Chicago Business, Crain’s New York Business, Working Woman, Working Mother, Pink, Home Office Computing, Small Business Computing, Ticker, and many others. She has authored seven books: four on business growth and three on family travel.
Designing the groundbreaking Working Woman Top 25 Companies for Executive Women list in 1998 and managing it for five more project cycles led her to develop the proprietary MOVE methodology that equips groups to advocate for women in their industries. This methodology stresses the business imperative for recruiting, retaining and advancing women, because more women means more sales, profits and growth. MOVE is the standard for advancing women in three industries.
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