What’s your ‘sweet spot’ as an individual performer?

Of all the struggles we have in our lives and our careers, one of the biggest is settling on a role that marries what we do best with what the company we work for values most out of us.

Given the financial pressures, inequities in compensation and pride/ego we associate with our own performance and positions, nearly all of us at some point choose to try to ‘climb the ladder’. That is, get as big a role as you can with the most prestige, money, authority and yes, compensation and then try to milk it for as long as you can.