Cant wait for inspiration summit - need inspiration stat.
I took a new role with a previous manager whom I admire, not because they are the best at their job but mostly because of their flexibility, open camaraderie and ability to offer help and guidance. My prior role offered transparency that there was no room for career growth. After year 1 in that role was being told I was ready for that next step in my career.
So when the tap on the shoulder came, many years later, I took this new role it was being talked up as I am ready for the next jump in my career (and have been for some time) and I should take this role, it would offer the opportunities... probably in 4 to 6 months...
After taking the role it felt like the carrot on the stick: keep doing what you are doing, the promotion will follow; even with potential time frames - now bumping: "approximately 6-9 months"
I knocked it out of the park in the first 5 months in the first position and then again when there was a lift and shift in my role definition in the months that followed. Ultimately in the last year, the feedback I have gotten is outstanding.
But when, annual performance reviews came around and although I received great feedback, it was not enough for that carrot I have been chasing. Mostly because of the perception that people cannot possible bounce that quickly in a new position: there is always something to learn. In my review it was brought up that my manager knows that it is what I want, but it still felt like a carrot. Now after years of being told by several leaders I am ready I am starting to lack motivation to keep trying so hard; especially 12 months into the role and the original promise of 4, then 6 then 9 months has since passed.
Do I continue to wait and chase that carrot? Is it worth it if it takes another whole year to be considered at annual review for the next promo?
I am not sure how to address it. In my mind, if the walk the talk doesn't follow after this effort its probably better I walk on by another role...
Do I trust my prior relationship with my manager enough to let her know my motivation is way down because of seemingly false promises? and if so - whats the best way to do this?