All large organisations need people who can lead strategy across boundaries, join-up functional specialisms, manage and lead operations, be the ‘client’ for major projects and much more.
For COOs, Managing Directors, General Managers and the people at many different levels who manage, project manage or engage with the variety of people, personalities, professionals, policies, processes and day-to-day problems which define large organisations – for all those people: flexibility, resilience and resourcefulness is what it’s all about.
The prize is seizing opportunities big and small to improve, change and transform performance, create new possibilities and shape the future – and the satisfaction that brings. But it takes skill, tools and self-confidence.
That means looking across; and proactively looking both inside and outside for career experience, learning and growth. Knowing ‘enough about enough’ – and crucially knowing how to work with experts whilst not always being one; these are vital for some people to have in all big organisations.
If you are one of those people; or you want to be, the Specialist-Generalist network is for you.