Did you calculate your CSQ Score? How much did you score? If you have scored good then all the best. If not then what is the way forward?
I think you are matured enough to know what to do. But here are few of my observations & thoughts.
- You can try to improve on your players (skills) . This is the general management or personality development pitch. But I have some reservations on this. I agree that some things can be learnt through practice. But some are difficult to learn. They are not really difficult but difficult for your personality. Let’s take “selling your work” or “alignment” example, some people say they don’t like to do this because it is conflicting with their belief or value system. This is why I think some are very difficult to adopt and learn.
- Assuming the above assumption is correct (you can not change (at required level) certain key skills ), all you can do is choose the “Right Pitch”. Right pitch can be right role, division or right company or altogether new career choice based on your core strengths and skills.
I believe at any point of your career you can focus on your core strengths and move ahead but you need to find the right pitch. This may not very easy and you may need to go through some experimentation until you find the right pitch. If you are not experimenting enough then fear (any form) may be stopping you. That’s why it is very important to first learn “How to Romance with Fear”.