Leadership Lounge: How to accelerate your leadership journey after a career break
There are many reasons why people choose to take a career break. We share how leaders can re-enter the executive world with confidence. Did you know that 62% of all employees worldwide have taken a career break at some point? Career breaks have become far more commonplace, likely caused by the period of deep reflection that the pandemic sparked.
Often we associate career breaks with being on maternity leave or taking time out to look after children. But in reality, there are lots of reasons why men and women choose to take a break from the typical 9-5—whether that be for mental health reasons, to care for elderly or sick relatives, or to go on a sabbatical.
Even though career breaks have become more common, a stigma remains associated with taking time away. And that means many people still brush their career breaks under the carpet during executive interviews.
In our Leadership Lounge podcast, we invited four of our leadership advisors; Sarah Galloway, Shoon Lim, David Lange, and Stephanie Tomasso, into the conversation, who share their advice for those looking to re-enter the executive world with confidence.
Tune in to discover why taking time away can help you hone different, desirable leadership skills, the importance of leveraging your network when you choose to re-enter the job market, and why honesty is the best policy when it comes to talking about your career break.