I was involved in interviews of candidates running for officer positions on our association’s board of directors.  One candidate spoke of the importance of continuity in retaining her position on the board and her desire to utilize her experience to realize new heights.

She quoted a former supervisor who summed it up this way:

The first year in a new position you spend figuring it out.

The second year is spent trying to make things the new norm.

But the third year is where the magic happens.

Think about what you are involved in that requires a multi-year commitment before you can achieve the “magic” stage.  Which project requires the most persistence from you?  Have you stuck with things long enough to know enough to create something new?

Don’t give up too easily.  Magic awaits for those who are tenacious.

— beth triplett

About the Author leadership dots by dr. beth triplett

Dr. beth triplett is the owner of leadership dots, offering coaching, training and consulting for new supervisors. She also shares daily lessons on her leadershipdots blog. Her work is based on the leadership dots philosophy that change happens through the intentional connecting of small steps in the short term to the big picture in the long term.

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