Someone once stated, “learn to focus on one thing at a time to save time and get more done.” This person surely was not in consulting or working at Accenture. Nevertheless, I am going to take some time out to specifically focus on blogging.
Since my last post, I have learned and experienced mucho. My corporate scenery has changed quite a bit, also. In the span of six months, my client engagement has changed three times, I spent some time on the “bench”, worked on a new proposal and completed too many ad hoc tasks to remember. This isn’t a bad thing… it’s a space for enjoying coachable moments. Life is full of these moments and we have to learn how to take advantage. I have had the opportunity to now be exposed to work in the private and public sectors. I was an active participant on a proposal for new work that Accenture was bidding on and supported positive corporate and community causes.
Oh, did I forget to explain the “bench”?
Noun \ˈbench\ – In consulting, when one is not aligned to an engagement you are now “on the bench” (think basketball). During this time it’s expected that one is networking, building relevant skills or searching for the next engagement.
Synonyms: bench – rider, the beach, looking for a new project, idle, in between gigs
So what does this all mean to you, the reader? It means that workings can be as consistent as the pavement in your local park or like the colors in a bag of jelly beans. Look for the teachable moments!
Accenture’s name was created by the merger of the words “an ACCENt on the fuTURE.” Accents can completely change a word’s meaning or pronunciation. What are you doing to stand out amongst your competitors?