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Here’s to a New Wave of Business Managers and Leaders

To all of my long standing management colleagues with grey hair (or no hair, not by choice) who may be getting this post from one of my mail lists…. this post is NOT for you. Go get another cup of coffee, redeem the next 5 minutes another way. I’ll see you again another time.

No, this post is for a new group of leaders.

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Leadership: Don’t Settle for Something

Steve Jobs“If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on.” –  Steve Jobs

Keyword : Settling

One day I was talking to a client who was in job search mode. I asked about his prior career path, asking how it had measured up to his original dreams and hopes. His response stunned me.

“What path? There is no match.” he said. “Life got in the way. I was going to be an architect. School was completed and I was ready to launch. But my girl friend was pregnant and we decided to get married. I needed work immediately. I got a job at Sears. Thirty years later, I am still in retail.” (Some details changed to protect anonymity).

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