Based purely on age alone, the chances are that anyone under the age of 32 has not experienced a GENUINE business recession in their working lifetime.
For example, just before Hong Kong went into lockdown mode in January I was invited to run a team coaching session for a group of professionals at their regular weekly meeting. As part of the opening, I posed the following question:
“How many of you started your full-time working career before 2008?”
Answer: Only 3 people out of 27 ….. one of whom was me!
Those of us who started working before 2008 suddenly find ourselves with invaluable experience taught to us by the ‘University of Life’. Knowing what works and what doesn’t during these times of great difficulty provides a solid base of experience of genuine value as the world grapples with fear and uncertainty.
I was recently asked to write an article on this topic for the APAC Coaches April newsletter, and took the opportunity to discuss the relevance of such experience and it’s application at this uncertain time. I also offered my insight into character qualities and behaviours of professionals that separate the best from the rest.
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