Career success is a funny thing. Typically, you start out in the mail room. Your prime objective is to sort everyone’s mail correctly and deliver it on time. It doesn’t get much more micro than that. The interesting dynamic is that as you achieve your objectives and get promoted through the ranks, that micro focus begins to expand. Before you know it, you’re off “the floor.” Instead of concentrating on the 6 inches in front of your nose, you widen your scope and start thinking big picture. The closer you get to the top, you mustn’t concern yourself with the day-to-day minutia so much as all the big levers that make the whole machine go. Your focus becomes macro.
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