The 21st century career is a rock face not a ladder

If the twentieth-century career was a ladder that we climbed from one predictable rung to the next, the twenty-first-century career is more like a broad rock face that we are all free-climbing. There’s no defined route, and we must use our own ingenuity, training, and strength to rise to the top. We must make our own luck.

 – Jocelyn K. Glei, Maximize Your Potential: Grow Your Expertise, Take Bold Risks & Build an Incredible Career (2013)

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