On Living with Purpose: Be There

  Wherever you are, be there. ~ Jim Rohn I recently read an article about Arianna Huffington where the interviewer asked how she built her amazing professional network.  The interviewer also noted that Ms. Huffington never seemed to get ruffled, no matter how the chaos swirls around her.  In fact, she almost seems to be … Continue reading On Living with Purpose: Be There

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

On Career Development: The Ability to Focus

  The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing. ~ Stephen Covey In yesterday's post I introduced the acronym FACE IT to identify six leadership attributes I believe will help accelerate your career and professional development.  The six attributes are Focus, Accountability, Customer Driven, Execution, Innovation, and Teacher. The first attribute, … Continue reading On Career Development: The Ability to Focus

On Career Development: Getting Ahead in a Difficult Profession

  Getting ahead in a difficult profession requires avid faith in yourself.  That is why some people with mediocre talent, but with great inner drive, go much further than people with vastly superior talent. ~ Sophia Loren I used to think that the school you went to and the degree you received really determined how … Continue reading On Career Development: Getting Ahead in a Difficult Profession

On Career Development: The Harder You Work The Luckier You Get

I am a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it. ~ Thomas Jefferson I have also heard this expressed as “the harder I work, the luckier I get.”  I have found this to be to be true in my career.  I do believe luck plays … Continue reading On Career Development: The Harder You Work The Luckier You Get