Sunday, October 6, 2013

Personal Development

Recently, I've started taking more time to think about the future. A couple months ago, I sat down with my boss for my Mid-Year Review. For those of you that don't know, a mid-year review is essentially a meeting to review your performance goals (both individual and team), your job satisfaction, and your personal development. This mid-year review was not very different from others I've had in the past. We reviewed the goals and job satisfaction with no big surprises. And then something made me stop. He asked me about my personal development plans. I panicked. I'd never really been asked about my longterm personal development plans outside of college. Those plans were foiled once I realized no one was going to pay for a Straight B+ student to get her PhD and I wasn't willing to commit to that amount of debt.