Career: Is Talent the Only Key to Become Successful?

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When looking at the average career spanning decades, is a singular talent the main driver for that success? The reality is no. There’s a saying that while talent is universal, opportunity is not and when looking inside a company, that “opportunity” could seem abundant or non-existent depending on the politics and structure of the organization. Add to that your feelings and personal circumstances and work can seem like a rocket ship or a death march. There isn’t a single key to success, but a bunch of different keys to lock or open doors along the way. This talk will share experiences from my personal journey – from the mis steps to the career wins. Key takeaways include how to identify and overcome negative situations and approaching new opportunities to fill your keyring.