Do you hate your job title?
I heard a presenter today make a statement "I am tired of hearing the word 'strategy'. It's my least favorite word and I am sick of hearing about it."
What is his job title? Chief Strategy Officer.
To the audience, we immediately wondered why he would take a job with the word he hates in the job title.
For this young presenter, the conflict between job title, organization, and personal interest will cause problems. There is no harmony between his work and personal preference or interest.
Tired of strategy? Don't take a strategy focused job.
Tired of hearing about finance? Don't take a chief finance officer position.
Tired of the term mobility? You get the picture.
Make your work your passion. When I talk about my work, I get energized and excited to tell others.
If we are at odds with an assignment, role, or job title, let's work to change it.
Some ideas to find jobs that align with our passion
- Take stretch assignments
- Volunteer in new areas, organizations
- Enroll in classes - after hours learning, MOOCs, degree programs
The summary is enjoy your work, if you don't seek work that is pleasing and rewarding.