Course ID: BLBB

Burn Ladders. Build Bridges. Pursuing Work with Meaning and Purpose.

There is a popular myth that the key to professional success is climbing the corporate ladder. Keep your head down. Work hard. Get results. Wait for your promotion. Unfortunately, it doesn’t work that way.

In this presentation I’ll debunk the myth, describe what it means to be a Ladderburner, and the most critical skill you need to succeed in your career. All this in less than an hour.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to :

  • Identify the games we play professionally
  • Determine the critical skills needed to take control of your career
  • Determine the people with whom you need to build relationships for career success
  • Apply the skills for creating impact and meeting to your personal situations

Major Topics
  • Why technical expertise alone is not enough for career success
  • How climbing the corporate ladder can be hazardous to your health
  • Why relationships, not personal achievements, are the gateway to work with meaning and purpose

Advanced Preparations


Who Should Attend
  • People with 5 years of experience or less who want a roadmap for meaningful work
  • People at the roughly 15 year point who feel “stuck” in their careers
  • Those responsible for talent development and retention in their organizations

Fields of Study
Personal Development



Business Learning Institute

CPE Credits


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