PSHE: A career growth framework

Career growth: PSHE framework
Dilbert cartoon: New year, new you, new hire?
New year, new you, new hire?

“What should I optimize for as I look for a new job? I am afraid of making the wrong choice, which might slow my career growth?”

Problem, Solution, How, Execution (PSHE) Framework

Let’s start on the LEFT of the X-axis

PSHE framework: X-axis (scope)
Start on the LEFT of X-axis: SCOPE

Let’s move to the BOTTOM of the Y-axis:

PSHE framework: focus on Y-Axis (PSHE)
Start on the BOTTOM of Y-axis: E for Execution
  • Write product design/requirements at the right level for engineers to implement
  • Run effective meetings with agenda and invite appropriate audience; keep the right people in the loop during development, launch, and iteration
  • Anticipate edge-cases, last-minute blockers, platform integrations, etc
  • Drive decision-making, prioritization and rally the team to meet your goals
  • Given a set of tasks, you can assemble the right cross-functional team, construct the right division of work and responsibilities, and set the cadence for execution
  • Have proven ability to influence and resolve contentious issues for varying levels of seniority, manage risks and dependencies across diverse functions, etc
  • Take an unscoped area and “figure it out”
  • Design great, insightful products and solutions to ambiguous problems
  • Come up with an unexpected idea or technical insight
  • Proven success in changing the thinking of a large group (i.e. influence and champion change)
  • Think broadly about where to focus and decide which problems to solve
  • Be the heart and soul of the direction of the team, or be very near to the top of the list
  • Enable others to solve problems, instead of always solving them yourself
Dilbert cartoon about frameworks
Is it a framework? A process? A mental model?
Generation entrepreneur: Lisa Huang at TEDxTableMountain

I hope the PSHE framework will help you chart your career growth roadmap!

“What should I optimize for as I look for a new job? I am afraid of making the wrong choice, which might slow my career growth?”

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