If it isn’t Illegal or Unethical, Find a Way to Get it Done

Scalingtheheights One tip for career success is to accept the project that intimidates you, even when everyone else says it can't be done. I once worked with a project manager in a major IT firm who had made her name by taking a few of the projects no one else thought would work. She was once asked to run a new technology adaptation for the whole of Europe, Middle East and Asia – a task that involved liaising with a wide variety of personalities, each with their own set of priorities – especially as she had been brought in half way through as the project had been destined for the scrapheap. It was given to her because people who were better known didn't want to touch the project and she was considered to have "less to lose". After re-prioritising her diary and a few sleepless nights, she pulled the disparate parts of the project together on time. This was a coup that quickly catapulted her into the leagues of those more senior with high profiles. It also taught her that she actually thrived under pressure and that coasting in a job that she was technically able to do, but no longer challenged her was no longer enough. The quickest way to become successful is not to wait until you feel you have taken every course, have every qualification or wait to opportunities to be given to you, but to proactively seek them out. The unofficial motto of the successful woman in these fields is to "just say yes". 

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