Success through reinvention . . .

I spotted the headline “Fashion success through reinvention” – an article about how the House of Dior has kept their brand fresh over decades.  A good article in itself, but the headline grabbed my attention for the concept simply of success through reinvention.  I wondered, can this apply to personal development also?

And if not exactly a reinvention, how else, on a similar vein, might success be achieved?

Might I suggest . . .

  • Ensuring you’re really bought in to getting regular, quality feedback on YOU
  • Acting on that feedback – whether it’s doing more of the same because people like it, or making a change in your behaviour because they don’t
  • Taking opportunities for getting feedback – appraisals, 1:1 meetings with your manager, team discussions, 360 feedback, psychometrics, diagnostics – embrace them, learn to love them!
  • Learning something new – continuing professional development is called that for a reason
  • Stepping out of your comfort zone – trying something out that you’ve been longing to do.  What’s stopping you?!
  • Forcing a challenge – if you’re stuck in a rut, do something about it
  • Find a mentor
  • Work with a coach
  • Reflect
  • Make a change
  • Move on

If the idea of reinvention doesn’t suit, at the very least, do people need to see a new you?

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