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: 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

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: 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: 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