Don’t Want to Be Manager? Don’t Want to Be an Entrepreneur? You’re Not Alone.

Curated by CLAI

“If you don’t build your dream, someone will hire you to help build theirs.” – Tony Gaskin

ENTREPRENEURSHIP: “Entrepreneurs are willing to work 80 hours a week to avoid working 40 hours a week.”

  • “It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.” ~ Ernest Hemingway
  • “If you don’t build your dream, someone will hire you to help build theirs.” Tony Gaskin

MOST PEOPLE DON’T WANT TO BE MANAGERS: Most American workers aren’t interested in becoming managers.

  • Of the thousands surveyed, only 1/3 of workers (34%) said they aspire to leadership positions – and just 7% strive for C-level management (the rest said they aspire to middle-management or department-head roles).
  • Broken down further, the results show that more men (40%) hope to have a leadership role than women (29%), and that African Americans (39%) and LGBT workers (44%) are more likely to want to climb the corporate ladder than the national average.
  • The results don’t necessarily reflect a lack of ambition. Today’s workers don’t have to be a manager to be successful – they don’t even need to take up a traditional “career.” Which is a good thing, since for many people the corporate ladder doesn’t even exist anymore, as organizations have become flatter and options for moving up more limited.
Who wants to be promoted into leadership? (CareerBuilder & HBR)

Who wants to be promoted into leadership? (CareerBuilder & HBR)

Why U.S. workers aren't aspiring to leadership positions (CareerBuilder & HBR)

Why U.S. workers aren’t aspiring to leadership positions (CareerBuilder & HBR)

 

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