On Success: Lessons from the Very Affluent

Whatever you do, do with integrity.  Wherever you go, go as a leader.  Have the courage to lead.  Whenever you serve, serve with caring.  Whenever you dream, dream with your all.  And innovate, and never give up. ~ Curt Carlson I expected them to fail on some things; if they didn't fail, they weren't doing … Continue reading On Success: Lessons from the Very Affluent

On Living with Purpose: Have you been kind today?

  Ask yourself: Have you been kind today?  Make kindness your daily modus operandi and change your world. ~ Annie Lennox It's Saturday.  I encourage you to shift your attention away from your profession and focus on your family and / or others you love.  This is important to maintain balance and perspective. Be kind … Continue reading On Living with Purpose: Have you been kind today?

On Executive Management: Good Profits vs. Bad Profits

  Profit in business comes from repeat customers, customers that boast about your project or service, and that brings friends with them. ~ W. Edwards Deming You must never actually cheat the customer, even if you can.  You must make her happy and satisfied so she will come back. ~ Alexander Turney Stewart In my … Continue reading On Executive Management: Good Profits vs. Bad Profits

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: Customer-Centric

  It is not the employer who pays the wages.  Employers only handle the money.  It is the customer who pays the wages. ~ Henry Ford Customer service shouldn't be a department, it should be the entire company. ~ Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos.com If you do build a great experience, customers tell each other … Continue reading On Career Development: Customer-Centric

On Career Development: Listen To Your Heart

So whatever you plan to do, whether you plan to travel the world next year, go to graduate school, join the workforce, or take some time off to think, don't just listen to your head.  Listen to your heart.  It's the best career counselor there is.  Do what you really love to do and if … Continue reading On Career Development: Listen To Your Heart