Challenging yourself – by Josh Connell

It was a privilege to attend the recent Lunch & learn with Adam Crozier, chief executive of ITV. Adam shared his career journey to date along with ten expert leadership tips that my fellow scholars and I were eagerly writing down in our notebooks.

Throughout Adam’s career he has placed himself in extremely challenging positions. And like many Marketing Academy mentors and speakers he consciously focuses on ‘learning’ and ‘exposure’ as a means of career progression. It’s hard to comprehend how difficult Adam’s roles must have been at times, but through exposing himself in this way he has intensified his learning immeasurably.

Over the next few years I aim not just to take on difficult situations and challenges but to actively seek them. As Adam advises; the only question I need to ask myself is “do I think I have the ability to learn?”. Hopefully I can do so with the fresh thinking and calmness that he brings to his roles.

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