By Dr. Ben Gilad, ACI Faculty

Jenny Blake, the co-creator of Google’s career development mentorship program published a new book, Pivot, discussing lessons for pivoting one’s career. “When people are guided by fear or what they think they should do, it keeps them stuck in unfulfilling jobs”, she says.

We know many CI managers stuck in doing information fetching tasks who are afraid to be wrong by reinventing their job. They choose to be frustrated.

At the Academy, we teach you to reinvent your job. Blake advises managers to have a “project-based purpose” – find projects at work that excite you and make you feel like you’re causing an impact.

After taking our courses, our alumni claim they acquired a whole new perspective on what intelligence analysts could do. It totally revamped the impact they had in their jobs. Just listen to one here.

No one else has this impact on careers. And it’s not just CI careers- the retraining of their perspectives on strategic intelligence helps business development, marketing, market research and project/product managers to have an impact. In fact, every market facing manager needs to develop his or her skills in CI.

Jon Acuff, author of Do Over says: “It’s not a matter of if you’ll need to pivot your career, it’s a matter of when.”

Getting certified as a CIP™, or even just taking a few courses from our innovative curriculum can be exactly the pivot you need.  If you read what our alumni say, you realize this is no hype. We are the pivot. Come join us in November in Chicago to see for yourself, or regret being stuck as a data search technician.