Few of us plan our careers on passion alone. From an early age we’re taught to put together a plan, with detailed steps and milestones, to help us achieve our career and business goals—the infamous “5-year plan.” But imagine letting go of everything you’ve been taught, changing to a strategy of no long-term planning, and still achieving most, if not all, of your goals.
David Hayes, an accomplished and award-winning journalist, author, editor, and professor, has implemented what he calls a “No-Year Plan” for his highly successful and diverse career. David has written articles, essays, and reviews for well-known publications, including Toronto Life, Report on Business magazine, The New York Times Magazine, Reader’s Digest, Chatelaine, and so many more. He has also written, ghost-written, and edited numerous books, and in his role as a long-time journalism instructor, he has shared his knowledge to help others achieve their goals. Yet David will explain that he’s created this successful career without ever having a detailed strategy. He’s left himself open to take advantage of opportunities that he might otherwise have passed over, and as a result, he enjoys a fulfilling and ever-evolving career path.
Join David at the EAC Conference 2014—Tracking Change: e-Merging Methods and Markets on June 7 as he shares his outside-the-box perspective about planning.