Global Director Of Information Technology Services
Following an early successful career as a Software Engineer I realised that my future prospects would be greatly enhanced by a move into management. Management roles suited my analytical and financial management skills and I quickly progressed my career into Senior Management roles in Information Technology services.
Whilst working at Unilever I was asked to present to one of our teams in India on how I progressed my career. I observed that career progression in Unilever was very competitive and individuals needed to differentiate their performance to be noticed. Reflecting on my personal experience, I realised that my differentiation had been achieved by doing the simple management tasks effectively and not by doing anything out of the ordinary. I used my experiences to map my top 20 learnings to the JDI (Judgement, Drive and Influence) Talent Management model used by Unilever to identify future leaders. This presentation became the basis of my course on "How to Succeed in Management".