7 Steps to Transform your career and realize​
your leadership potential

7 Steps to Transform your career and realize your leadership potential

Unlock! from the COVID19 Situation

Unlock! from the COVID19 Situation

Abhijeet Khadilkar
Author & Leadership Coach @ CareerTiger

5 minute read

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of light, it was the season of darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair.”

―Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities

“This too shall pass”

- Anonymous

Coronavirus. It is definitely the elephant in the room right now. How will this pandemic affect how we live, work, and play? What will be the immediate term and long-term consequences?

Answers to a lot of these questions will unravel over a period of time. But one thing is for certain: it is not going to be business as usual. The pandemic is going to bring in significant changes in our world, similar to other important events like World War II, the fall of the Berlin Wall, 9/11, and the Great Financial Recession.

But this is not a time for doom and gloom. Every cataclysmic event like this one brings with it exceptional opportunities.

COVID19 has provided an exceptional opportunity for each one of us. For instance, it has given us time to reconnect with our family, our friends, and most importantly, ourselves. This transition from the daily treadmill of our intensely busy lives to one of quarantined self-isolation is an amazing silver lining to this cloud.

Let’s take advantage of this amazing moment.

Use Unlock! to navigate the current situation and unlock the opportunities that lie beyond.

Market Mechanics

An interplay between a global pandemic, oil prices, and an election year has created a market meltdown.

Markets are highly volatile with no end in sight. There is uncertainty, and as you know, markets hate uncertainty.

Corporate America is also not a fan of uncertainty, because it reduces visibility and creates challenges to forecast the business.

Companies are already starting to feel the heat. There will be pay cuts and even layoffs.

This situation is not the time to take it easy. It is time to be vigilant to protect your family, your community, your career, and your income.

When Will We Get Back to "Normal"?

There are multiple factors that will determine when we come out of this; for example:

  • Maintaining physical distancing
  • Availability of testing and diagnosis
  • Healthcare capacity
  • Most importantly: the creation and availability of vaccine

The following chart from McKinsey shows how the disease will likely progress and how we will be able to finally overcome it.

Here is the thing: even if we "overcome" the disease, we don’t want a resurgence of it. That is why we will have to continue to do physical distancing. That is why we will not be getting back to "normal."

Our world has changed.

This is not a short-term change. It is creating new ways to live, and new ways to work. There will be winners, and there will be losers.

And I want you to be on the winning side.

How can I navigate this situation?

There is absolutely a way to weather the storm and emerge in even better shape after everything is said and done. From a career standpoint, we have the ability to face this and come out the other side much stronger, smarter, and faster.

The answer lies in Transformation.

Unlock! provides seven essential steps to not only weather this storm, but to discover yourself in a new way, reimagine your career, and lead your way to leadership success.

Thisdown time is a great time for self-reflection. It is a great opportunity to chart a new career path. To chart out a career path that is uniquely yours. A career path that excites you and energizes you. A career path that takes advantage of the market situation and rides on top of market trends. A career path that brings out the leader in you and puts you on the fast track toward leadership roles.

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