Another important issue, in my opinion, is setting the right expectations. <...> There is a slightly exaggerated expectation: ‘Yes, all of you are destined for success, and at least next Thursday you will already be vice-governors.’ One should not have such expectations. This is not to belittle your merits. It is just that neither you nor the governors know your real merits yet. And the amount of knowledge cannot be reduced to these virtues. You must also have a strong will. Perhaps, you have it, but you have not tested it in such an environment — Andrey Sharonov, Chief Executive Officer, National ESG-Alliance.
In fact, I decided for myself that I allocate the position of advisor to [those] who graduate from the Muravyov-Amursky project. They would work there as an advisor for at least a year, and we will understand where to transfer them... Maybe into construction, investments, social sphere... or it is tourism, or education. We need to understand what kind of tool you are – for painting, sculpting, and so on — Alexey Tsydenov, Head of the Republic of Buryatia.
In fact, adapting people with good values, i.e. good, decent and intelligent people motivated to do something good for society, to solve some difficult tasks, to use some great opportunities, in the civil service is somehow always a very unpredictable process and, unfortunately, in over 50% of cases it has negative results — Alexander Osipov, Governor of Trans-Baikal Territory.
You should not measure your success only in terms of career levels. Yes, it is quite possible that you are a subject-matter specialist. You will be a brilliant expert. You should not think that if you are not given a position, it is a failure in your career. You can become a specialist who will be in high demand in different regions — Andrey Sharonov, Chief Executive Officer, National ESG-Alliance.