Founder & Consulting Director, OptimiseYou
Michael has been an influential leader in Business Analysis over many years. His passionate involvement in building successful professional communities saw him serve 8 years with the global board of IIBA® where he had a central role in developing strategy. Michael served as Global Board Chair in 2014-2016. Michael has a strong entrepreneurial style which brings energy to all of his undertakings.
After a career in project delivery, Michael co-founded a successful consulting company which led to a Stock Exchange public listing in 2007.
In recent years, Michael has returned to Business Analysis leadership through coaching, mentoring and leading capability uplift programs.
Presentation: Your Career. Plan it, Own it, Live it… ahhh the paradox, the contradiction, the irony
There was a billboard in downtown Toronto once spotted whilst on IIBA business
“In every career there are 1,645 Mondays. Enjoy more of them”.
Perhaps it is a mindset shift to be more positive. That must be it – a positive mindset ! Say the words and it is done. Oh, if only it were that simple.
We are often reminded to take ownership of our own career. The paradox is we often join organisations on the promise the employer develops our career.
We are often reminded to take time out to focus on career. The contradiction is we are assigned demanding deadlines. Afterall if you want a job done, give it to a busy person – right?
We are often reminded to challenge ourselves and try new things. The irony is we are often ‘rewarded’ for getting a good outcome by being asked to replicate it again and again and again…
What is the role of our managers and leaders? What is our role?
What does the literature say? What is your experience?
Join the Contradiction Crusaders – Maria and Michael – as they crush the contradictions and craft your career plan LIVE on stage. Yes…LIVE and in real time !