Climbing the corporate ladder is a myth.
Today’s job promise could be tomorrow’s pink slip.
Burning the ladder makes you realize that putting control of your career in someone else’s hands is dumb.
No matter what anyone tells you, no one is more invested in your professional development than you. Period.
That’s why I don’t advise advancing in your career with antiquated concepts as climbing the ladder.
I encourage you to take charge of your career and become a Ladderburner instead.
A Ladderburner is a new breed of leader.
Smarter. Shrewder. Faster. Freer.
Ladderburners don’t climb the corporate ladder. We burn it and build bridges in its place.
Ladderburners take control of their careers to get the joy and appreciation we desire.
Ladderburners rebel against the corporate myth that says ” I can’t get a promotion until my boss says I can.”
Ladder climbers and traditionalists say that ladderburners are risky business – just corporate rebels who don’t play by the rules. We take that as a compliment.
When ladderburners commit, we deliver on those promises.
Ladderburners know who and how to talk to the right people to get things done.
When the boss says “Jump,” we don’t ask “How high?” We ask “Why?”
We know the org chart is window dressing for the Annual Report, not a roadmap for leadership.
We use relationships and networks to connect with the real decision-makers.
Ladderburners never hide behind email. We knock on your office door because we value a personal connection over “reply all.”
We understand the success of our teams depend on their ability to reach out and connect with colleagues and business partners, not wait for people to come to us.
Ready to become a Ladderburner?
Schedule a call with me to discuss the best ways for you to take charge of your career and get the prestige, the promotion, and the pay you deserve.
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- Learning Lab: Job Clarity3 min. read Grab a highlighter, 6 post-it notes, and your job description. Mark it up.
- Learning Lab: Redefine Career Success3 min. read Many – if not most people – measure career success by how far up they’ve climbed the ladder. They measure it with “more.”