Setting the Foundation for Successful Transition

Since I’m raising two sons I’m reminded every day how important it is to set good foundation and basics for the good, successful and happy life. I recognize my own strengths and weaknesses in them, sometimes being very proud, sometimes scared to death. OK, most of the time scared to death. But I guess that’s normal for modern parenting and ambitious people.

Deepest Fears and Brightest Hopes

A few years ago, I was sent by the company that I worked for to a provincial city in my home country to lead a team of about 70 people. It was not a “must do” kind of assignment but I was a good trouper and I said yes without asking too many questions. Let’s do it. The feeling in my gut was telling me – this is not good decision, but my rational side was already packing things and looking for an apartment.

Career in Transition

I’m approaching 15th anniversary of my more or less successful career. I have changed four companies, six or seven different positions, had business trips in more than thirty countries, worked in nine markets, met thousands of interesting people and made some valuable friendships. Did my best for some amazing teams, changed jobs when I thought that I can’t or don’t want to contribute anymore. Some of those that I hired and coached as beginners already have big careers. So far so good.