In 1981, I left the security of the federal government. I had a dream for a national Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Placing these names on Washington's Mall became was an personal obsession. This was my mission above all else in life.
The best preparation for success lies in seizing opportunities to learn new things every day. What's most important is not what I learned in school, but how I keep learning to meet the challenges I could not have imagined even five years ago.
Posted by Patricia McGuire, on June 21, 2010 12:00 AM
To anyone dumped into this tight job market: Imagine yourself happy, engaged and energized by your work. Take the best job you can find and commit yourself to doing it well. Solve the group's problems and make its goals your own.
Posted by Hile Rutledge, on June 21, 2010 12:00 AM
First I was an English teacher. Then I was a training manager and later, a human resources director. Then I got a doctorate in organizational psychology. Now I teach graduate school and coach, counsel, and consult. Notice something about all of these jobs?
Posted by Virginia Bianco-Mathis, on June 21, 2010 12:00 AM
People are often surprised when they learn I have two separate careers -- as a lawyer and as a movie critic. But I love switching back and forth. And I especially love the exuberance of starting over in a completely different field.