Career Talk: Management or Expert Career: Expert, Manager, Leader – what do I want to strive for?

Deciding whether to go into management or choosing an expert career is not difficult when you are at the university. If you ask business students around the world, most of them will answer that they see themselves in a management position within five years of graduation, if not even sooner. How realistic or still desirable this is, is often a personal journey and it depends very much on individual skills, abilities, potential and aspiration/ambition. Further, it depends very much on the company culture, field, industry and being at the right place at the right time. But at the end of the day it is also a matter of choice. In today’s oversaturated market of leadership and management literature and trainings, we are led into the belief that it is the utmost success to become a manager, even better – a leader. We all know of examples like Steve Jobs and aspire becoming like them. It is rather less popular to speak of all the failures, challenges and ‘maintenance’ work that managers have to deal with regularly which is a lot less glorious but takes much of their time. So, the question is what it takes to become a good and inspiring manager and leader and can leadership be displayed also from a non-management position? What is more attractive for you personally? As organizations are becoming flatter and rely more and more on a mobile workforce, new job profiles are emerging which offer exciting opportunities to build your career in a non-classical way.

Come and discuss with us and get some insights that might help you along your future career path.
Guest Speaker: Ms. Stefka Christodulova, Group Talent Management and Learning, Erste Group

We are looking forward to seeing you on Tue, Mar 25 at 4:30 pm. Place: OMV Conference Center, Webster University, 3rd floor.

To sign up for this event, please send an email to the CDC at including your name, email-address and undergrad/grad student.
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