Bev White

My name is Bev White and I am the CEO of Harvey Nash Group, a $1bn global technology recruitment, IT solutions and leadership services group with 36 offices across the USA, Europe and Asia

STOP! Just look how far we’ve come…

STOP! Just look how far we’ve come…

Have I got your attention? I hope so. Turn around and look back at just how far you have come. As you visualise the past years and how you have developed your career there will be those moments that have been Olympic gold medal winning events where you absolutely crushed it! Achieving what you achieved at those times are spectacularly feel-good times and justifiably so.

Then there will be the times where it felt less comfortable, where you may not have felt your 100% best self. I can think of many occasions for me where that has really been the case.

I always think it is in those times when it feels less comfortable that the greatest learning, at least in my own experience, takes place. Not to say that when you are rocking that gold medal there aren’t great learning moments there too!

The point I want to make is that sometimes in our relentless drive to move forward, hit the next goal, achieve the things that we really want to get to, we can forget to see just how far we have come, just what we have accomplished.

When I think back to the past year I can see it in our businesses around the world. The momentum that has been created by you. Even in the tougher moments I could see on faces and hear in determined voices that we would win through. The results speak for themselves and we should be proud of what we have achieved so far.

We are preparing ourselves for the second half goals and that is being done in a wide variety of ways. Leaders are setting out the plans, colleagues working through their own personal roles in making these a reality. We are continuing to skill ourselves up to add even more experience to our toolkit that will help us achieve our goals. We have new systems in some parts of the business. We are sharpening up the way we present ourselves to the external world in our marketing, social media content, events with clients. We are connecting with colleagues in different service lines and geographies to work together to achieve our goals. Just as importantly, we are taking some time to look after our mental and physical wellbeing. The new Power Hour series are full of ways we can prepare ourselves.

As we all take time to reflect on how far you have come, be proud, would you ever have thought you could have achieved so much a year ago?

As always, as we head towards a weekend, take some well-earned time out to rest and recuperate. Thank you for all that you do.

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