|In This Issue|
|Board of Directors|
Kevin Donovan, FACHE
Past - President
Karen Clements, RN, FACHE
President - Elect
J. Tate Curti, FACHE
Dawn LeBaron, FACHE
Patsy Aprile, FACHE
Chris O'Donnell, FACHE
Michael Peterson, FACHE
Marcy Rushford, FACHE
Marie Vienneau, FACHE
Michael Zemany, FACHE
Your Career Is a Marathon - making smart choices during each career phase will allow you to go the distance.
Setting the Pace
- Take the time to establish a career
road map, whether in written form or
set out in your mind.
- Put in the extra effort to be the one
who excels. Start stringing successes
together, even if they’re small and
don’t seem to have much to do with
- Find time to evaluate and then elevate
your role and aspirations from
an industry perspective; monitor
events in the news that may impact
the healthcare field and try to
- Keep an eye on opportunities to move
up both within and outside your
- Seek a mentor who can serve as a
model and a sounding board.
Hitting Your Stride
- In order to advance, it’s best to push
yourself into the “discomfort zone”
and take prudent risks.
- Revisit your career road map once a
year to assess both personal performance
and the map itself.
- When you are thinking of making a
career change, consider not only
whether you like your job but also
what potential your current organization
holds for you.
- If upward mobility within your organization
is limited, you may want to evaluate
other opportunities after periods
of particular success in order to capitalize
on these achievements and to avoid
getting overly comfortable.
- Networking will help you broaden
your expertise and your visibility in
Nearing the Finish Line
- Think about what drives you at this
phase of your life, and determine
whether there may be ways to better
align your work life with your evolving
interests and values.
- This is a time to avoid coasting to the
finish line. Don’t risk tarnishing an
otherwise stellar career or becoming
the person others feel has overstayed
his or her welcome by allowing your
effort and enthusiasm to lag.
- Measure your personal success and
the success of the organization, and
make sure the relationship is mutually
- Continue networking through industry
and community organizations.
Success means different things to different people, but true success is not
guided by luck or circumstance. It is the result of conscious choices at each phase
of a career and a pacing that allows one to go the distance.
Source: Schlosser, J.R., FACHE, “Your Career Is a Marathon,” Healthcare Executive, May/June 2012