The SYCK Career Podcast

Ep 88: The Long Game of Career Success: Navigation Tips for Ambitious Professionals


In this episode, I engage in a thought-provoking conversation with acclaimed author and business consultant Dory Clark, where we dive into the ever-evolving landscape of careers in the age of AI. Dorie shares invaluable insights on strategic career navigation, emphasizing the need for individuals to take control of their professional destinies.

We explore the shift in employer-employee dynamics and the importance of shared expectations in today's workplace. Dorie also unravels the myth of the traditional career escalator and discusses the pivotal role of personalization in modern career paths. 

Tune in for a thought-provoking discussion on the long game of career success, and learn how to thrive amidst technological shifts. Don't miss this episode packed with practical advice and strategic thinking. Ready to take charge of your career? Listen now!

In This Episode:

  • 00:00 - Introduction
  • 04:08 - The Premise of Dory Clark's Book 'The Long Game'
  • 06:21 - The Concept of '20% Time' and Side Hustles
  • 09:57 - Building Rapport and Relationships through Communication
  • 12:57 - Challenges in Organizations 
  • 15:40 - The Importance of Long-Term Thinking in Careers
  • 17:57 - Making Career Pivots 
  • 21:54 - Preparing for the Impact of AI on Career
  • 28:06 - Helping Employees Navigate Their Careers
  • 33:03 - Taking Accountability for your Career
  • 36:35 - Dorie’s last piece of advice for listeners

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Dorie Clark helps individuals and companies get their best ideas heard in a crowded, noisy world. She has been named three times as one of the Top 50 business thinkers in the world by Thinkers50. She was honored as the #1 Communication Coach by the Marshall Goldsmith Leading Global Coaches Awards and one of the Top 5 Communication Professionals in the World by Global Gurus. She is a keynote speaker and teaches for Columbia Business School.

She is the Wall Street Journal bestselling author of The Long Game, Entrepreneurial You, Reinventing You, and Stand Out, which was named the #1 Leadership Book of the Year by Inc. magazine.


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