Risk and Reward - Reflecting on My Most Successful Year

As 2017 draws to a close, I find myself reflecting on what a difference a year has made for me professionally.  

This time last year, I resolved to find myself in a new job by the end of the year.   I was with a great company with supportive upper management and amazing colleagues; but despite this, I was unhappy.  A year earlier I had been promoted from a project management position to a people management position.  I love project management and I’m really good at it; but despite my best efforts, I just couldn’t find the same passion for managing people and all their idiosyncrasies. I think that deep down, I had known that my role was not a good fit for quite some time, but it wasn’t until the end of the year that I really admitted it to myself.