Landing Position, yes. Final destination? I think not!
It has been a while since my last post, a lot has happened these past 5 months…
A little while ago I was reminded on Facebook about an event that transpired a year ago to the day. That event was a brief layover in Munich with some colleagues before we went on to a volunteer trip as part of the Outperformer program with the Hilti Foundation. This spurred a bit of reflection on just how much I had accomplished, experienced and lived. Some of things I recalled were:
- Built a house in Bosnia for displaced families
- Skied four different alp systems
- Visited 15 countries
- Accepted a management position in the Middle-East
- Made countless new friends, colleagues and acquaintances
- Moved to three different continents
- Grew both professionally and personally
- Lived a lifetime…
I could of course spend hours writing about each one of these items, but ultimately I feel my friend and colleague, Peter Koller, summed it up best in his post on his landing position. Peter writes that he “cannot think of any other program (or any other company for that matter) that invests this amount of resources and efforts into the single individual” – this could not be more true.
Now it is time to focus on the road ahead as I settle in to my new home (for more than 3-6 months this time ;). One thing is for sure, the experiences I have lived have already served me well on more than one occasion in my new role. The exposure to all of the people, the experience of working in different departments/functions, and knowledge gained are priceless and will allow you to bring a new perspective to your future role within Hilti.
As always, feel free to reach out for information or just to gain some insight.
Pic: Al Qudra Desert Cycling Path, w/ the Hilti Emirates Cycling Group