Mid-career professionals are evaluated on more than simply working within the status quo. They are expected to create and drive purposeful change. The danger is not realising this shift!
The results were startling: Less than 50% of decisions made in mid-career were rated as successful. People are most susceptible to making decisions that lead to less-than-successful outcomes between the ages of 40 and 48, according to respondent assessments. The people reporting less-than-successful outcomes strongly agreed with such statements as: “When making this decision, I was so busy with day-to-day work that I didn’t have enough time to think strategically.” “At the time I constantly second-guessed myself and tried to talk myself out of making a change.” “I found the whole process of making the decision stressful and unnerving.”