by Michael Holland
Have you used Google Maps Street View in the past? What a great way to drop in and see the actual destination of your trip. You can see the building, the street, parking even what restaurants might be close by.
A professional roadmap helps you to document where you’d like to head in the future prompting you to develop a target, areas of focus, goals and broad actions to layout your professional trip. Maybe you’re just taking a small trip to expand your skills a bit or possibly a once in a lifetime, cross country trip taking you on a 2 year adventure to reach that next rung in the ladder.
You should check in on your progress just as Google Maps let’s you drill down from a broad, global view to the street view.
- Regional View – you can see your starting point, your ending point and the organizational terrain you’ll cross.
- Neighborhood View – you can see more details regarding bends in the road, turns that will need to be made, special navigational opportunities (shortcuts, country roads, highways) all with pros and cons.
- Street View – The real deal! What is actually around you at the moment in time when the snapshot is taken?
Coaching Thoughts – For You and Your Peers
- Where are you on your roadmap?
- Is the highway really your best choice or might the country road with all its scenery build more leadership wisdom?
- What feedback might a passer-by at street level be able to provide?