Saturday 17 December 2022

Bit of light reading ahead for the holidays! 😁

I’ve recently joined the Australian Institute of Company Directors and will undertake the Foundations of Directorship course in April.


Friday 2 December 2022

2022 Recap

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Photo by Brooke Lark on Unsplash 

The first thing to note is - the New Challenge was (a) successful and (b) completed. 

At the start of this year I set out to test myself. I lacked some confidence and was overly focussed on my perceived "gaps" in knowledge and what I'd missed. It took a very short amount of time to work out those thoughts were misguided. Others knew this too and I was rapidly promoted, twice, in a matter of months. 

In the last couple of months I embarked on a full application process for the vacant Head of IT role, which included screening more than 100 people over several rounds. I made it to the final two but ultimately lost out to another candidate who is currently a CIO. Given my application was realistic and not overly aspirational as I've done similar roles previously and run a business, I've chosen to move on to find a role at the right level for me. 

I’ve recently joined the Australian Institute of Company Directors and will undertake the Foundations of Directorship course in April, and I’m also planning to start an MBA in 2023. While I’ve run a business and also bought/sold a startup and I have a lot of experience, this is an opportunity for me to formalise some of that experience.