The more I write, the more I find I have to say, unfortunately not everything fits under the Stuck in the middle umbrella, so I’ve created a new category – Lessons learned. This came from a guy I worked for and required a formal documentation and remediation plan on not so perfect execution. A lesson learned document/process is essentially required when a [tag]train wreck[/tag] has occurred. I however will use Lessons Learned for snippets of hopefully meaningful content.
The most powerful word for your career is no. The lower in the organization you are the more documentation you need to maintain a no, but a series of thoughtful of no’s may actually change your level. A successful no helps build confidence, credibility and organizational effectiveness.