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 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

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: Accountability

  Accountability: “A personal choice to rise above one’s circumstances and demonstrate the ownership necessary for achieving desired results – to See It, Own It, Solve It, and Do it.” ~ Roger Connors, Tom Smith and Craig Hickman This quote comes from the book, The Oz Principle, written by the founders of the consulting firm … Continue reading On Career Development: Accountability