Whether it’s helping to organise a local conference, advising a startup or taking up a teaching appointment, a “strategic side gig” can turbocharge your career, leadership advisor Ken Banta and EY partner Orlan Boston write. It’ll help you gain new perspectives, elevate your profile and hone your skills — and perhaps accelerate your entry into the C-suite. Here’s how they say you can find an external project that works for you:
- Block off a few hours each week in your calendar.
- Tap your network for opportunities.
- Be choosy: Spend your time on something for which you feel genuine passion.