Robin Kessler - Competency Speaker and HR Consultant

Anticipate change

In Uncategorized on February 2, 2011 at 12:04 am

In addition to getting strong results professionally, we need to all stay informed about what is changing in the world around us…especially the changes that could impact the demand for what we do.

Who anticipated the protests in Tunisia and Egypt? How many of us thought in the 1970’s that the Berlin Wall coming down and the end of communist rule in Eastern Europe would not happen in our lifetime? Who thought government jobs would be less secure in 2011 than jobs in the private sector?

What is the impact of political change on our organization and on the work we do? The most forward-looking people are trying to figure out what they can do today to be prepared for a different tomorrow. Think scenario planning.

Being able to communicate competency-based accomplishments clearly is one way to prepare for change. You  need to be able to influence  decision makers that your most important competencies are strong enough to allow you to help your organization transition to a different market or product or customer in these very uncertain times.

Keep your head down but your antennae up. Make sure you continue to develop your competencies and have the evidence to prove them:  well written, competency-based accomplishment statements.

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