Trapeze Artist Or Ladder Climber?

Jim Lawrence, CFO of Unilever said, “It’s not a corporate ladder; it’s a corporate trapeze. You jump from one swinging trapeze to another. If you’re lucky, you catch a new trapeze as it’s about to go up, and then swing to an even higher one.”

My life and career has been a non-linear journey rather than the typical point-to-point trip.  To put this into a more visual context (the only way I can truly grasp concepts) think of a trapeze artist versus a ladder-climber. Continue reading