On Career Development: The Principle of Action and Power

  Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase. ~ Martin Luther King, Jr. Faith consists in believing when it is beyond the power of reason to believe. ~ Voltaire Faith is not something to grasp, it is a state to grow into. ~ Mahatma Gandhi Faith is to … Continue reading On Career Development: The Principle of Action and Power

On Career Development: It’s About Relationships

  If we always helped one another, no one would need luck. ~ Sophocles Networking is simply the cultivating of mutually beneficial, give and take, win-win relationships.  It works best, however, when emphasizing the "give" part. ~ Bob Burg All lasting business is built on friendship. ~ Alfred A. Montapert Recently my children decided they … Continue reading On Career Development: It’s About Relationships

On Career Development: The Formula for Success

  "Confidence can take an individual with nonexistent skill sets and make them respectable; ordinary skill sets and make them good; and incredible skill sets and make them great." "All things being equal, the mentally tough win every time." "High Performance  (Success) = Potential + Training - Interference" ~ all quotes by Dr. Craig Manning, … Continue reading On Career Development: The Formula for Success

On Career Development: The Ability to Teach

  Effective teaching is the very essence of leadership. ~ Gordon B. Hinckley The mediocre teacher tells.  The good teacher explains.  The superior teacher demonstrates.  The great teacher inspires. ~ William Arthur Ward The ability to teach is the sixth and final FACE IT* leadership attribute.  If you think about the leaders you admire most … Continue reading On Career Development: The Ability to Teach

On Career Development: The Ability to Innovate

  Art begins in imitation and ends in innovation. ~ Mason Cooley Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower. ~ Steve Jobs Innovation without profit is nothing. ~ Jeffrey Immelt Business only has two functions - Marketing and Innovation. ~ Milan Kundera ~ Innovation has nothing to do with how many R&D dollars you … Continue reading On Career Development: The Ability to Innovate

On Career Development: The Ability to Execute

  When companies fail to deliver on their promises, the most frequent explanation is that the CEO’s strategy was wrong.  But the strategy by itself is not often the cause.  Strategies most often fail because they aren’t executed well.  Things that are supposed to happen don’t happen. ~ Larry Bossidy Guessing what the pitcher is … Continue reading On Career Development: The Ability to Execute