Is this true of you? You were on a career path that was either not inherently satisfactory or you realised there was something better for you elsewhere. And you made a decisive change as a result.
Long-time AMED member David McAra has suggested that such experiences are common, perhaps even universal, among this community. It turned out to be true for all four of us discussing the idea at a lunch yesterday. An engineer had become a facilitator; a journalist switched to comedy producer; a banker to an environmentalist, and one who spurned a traditional post-university career in favour of adventures in Africa and India.
Perhaps AMED is a good home for such people, with these experiences producing the DNA of the membership, colouring our stance towards organisations, management education and development.
Do you have a story of such a change in your life? And it is this that makes AMED an attractive or useful place for you to express yourself and interact with others who have had similar realisations?