On Success Panelists

Archive: November 1, 2009 - November 7, 2009

Inviting ourselves to the party

Success does breed success and it's up to us to create or find a way to get involved in the conversations that push us to reach our potential.

By Misti Burmeister | November 6, 2009; 5:24 PM ET | Comments (0)

Learning leads to improvement

Continuous learners of organizations turn around and provide a journeyman culture within their teams. They learn together, fail together, and succeed together.

By Virginia Bianco-Mathis | November 6, 2009; 2:46 PM ET | Comments (0)

Building on strength, name recognition

A successful organization can draw better talent when the existing members are strong because it has name recognition.

By Ashok Bajaj | November 6, 2009; 1:57 PM ET | Comments (0)

Finding your right role

The best teams in sports, in business and in creative fields all have people who are in the right roles for them.

By Michael J. Berland | November 6, 2009; 10:43 AM ET | Comments (0)

Take the case of Michael Jordan

Organizations, in business and sports, can help develop good raw talent into great teams but it requires a long-term philosophy, patience, leadership and a structured program that can turn good individual players into a great team.

By Raul J. Fernandez | November 6, 2009; 10:25 AM ET | Comments (0)

Rocky Bleier: Success begets success

Rocky Bleier is someone who believed so strongly in his own success that it became a self-fulfilling prophecy. Success gives us all confidence that we can struggle and succeed again

By Jan Scruggs | November 5, 2009; 6:13 PM ET | Comments (0)

You are your reputation

The interesting thing about reputations is that once they are formed they tend toward "stickiness." We do not readily or easily update our former impressions of others.

By Catherine H. Tinsley | November 5, 2009; 4:09 PM ET | Comments (0)

Motivation, qualities and company

Reasons that success breeds success include being motivated by achievement and being in the company of other achievers.

By Fred Malek | November 5, 2009; 3:15 PM ET | Comments (0)

Through the glass ceiling

My success depends on my ability to figure out how to get through that glass ceiling to be part of the action on the other side.

By Patricia McGuire | November 5, 2009; 11:25 AM ET | Comments (0)

Drawn to each other

Organizations such as the New York Yankees with reputations for success are looking for the brightest and best. It's not by happenstance that one ends up with such an organization.

By Celeste Owens | November 5, 2009; 11:20 AM ET | Comments (2)

Get involved, create a network

I believe you are the average of the 10 people you spend the most time with. If those 10 people are successful, you will be successful. I've found through time that you are only as good as your network.

By Kristina Bouweiri | November 5, 2009; 11:08 AM ET | Comments (0)

Setting the bar high

Setting the bar high gives me something to reach for -- and that makes me want to perform better.

By Michelle Singletary | November 5, 2009; 11:01 AM ET | Comments (3)

Mom knew best

My mother had a simple formula for success: Live by the Golden Rule, work hard, turn the other cheek, take care of your family, give 100 percent -- and you will have a fulfilling life with no regrets.

By Russ Ramsey | November 4, 2009; 12:56 PM ET | Comments (1)

A strong foundation first

Success includes taking risks and having passion for doing the next thing.

By Susan Lacz | November 4, 2009; 12:55 PM ET | Comments (0)

Fulfillment as motivation

A sense of fulfillment makes us feel good -- wanting more. It is a powerful, intrinsic motivator pushing us towards more challenges and more successes.

By Daniel A. Domenech | November 3, 2009; 2:30 PM ET | Comments (0)

Immeasurable impact

Sometimes, the greatest impact you can have goes beyond what you can report or measure or quantify, or even begin to explain.

By Sherri Y. Geng | November 3, 2009; 2:11 PM ET | Comments (0)

Goals without guile

Success is setting and accomplishing goals, big or small

By Tom Heath | November 3, 2009; 12:39 PM ET | Comments (0)

Overcoming the underlying lie

People will say that success doesn't mean how much money they have -- but it's a lie. I've defined my success by the amount of peace I have in my life because peace is priceless.

By Michelle Singletary | November 3, 2009; 11:52 AM ET | Comments (1)

Challenges can strengthen resolve

Experiencing challenges and overcoming them gives you confidence and often strengthens your resolve to achieve your goal.

By Jeanine Cogan | November 3, 2009; 10:23 AM ET | Comments (0)

Praise from a teenage son

It took a few decades and one teenager to show a mom that she was a success because she had done the things that were important to her.

By Kelly Harman | November 2, 2009; 3:43 PM ET | Comments (0)

Getting to your core

Success is a journey that gets one closer and closer to his or her inner self, like the trunk of a tree that has lost its leaves of protection.

By Misti Burmeister | November 2, 2009; 3:35 PM ET | Comments (0)

Helping and inspiring others

Success is not just measured by how we acquire money, but also by how we give it away -- and how we give of ourselves in the process.

By Jan Scruggs | November 2, 2009; 2:52 PM ET | Comments (0)

Passion and energy first

Success takes endless energy and boundless passion -- you have to be willing to do anything to make it happen.

By Eric Schaeffer | November 2, 2009; 2:31 PM ET | Comments (0)

Vision, not luck

We must have a predetermined vision of what we want. Without such a vision, crucial moments pass us by. With a vision, we are able to connect the dots in each encounter and continue to lay bricks towards our goal.

By Virginia Bianco-Mathis | November 2, 2009; 2:11 PM ET | Comments (3)

Success on your own terms

Before they even understand why, children learn early to respond with socially acceptable answers to the question of: What do you want to be when you grow up?"

By Celeste Owens | November 2, 2009; 1:50 PM ET | Comments (4)

Success through the eyes of others

Although we may not want to think of external recognition as an important component to defining success, many of us may -- perhaps subconsciously -- believe this.

By Catherine H. Tinsley | November 2, 2009; 1:46 PM ET | Comments (0)

Building significance

Significance is built daily by reaching out to people as a way to make a difference in others' lives as well as a way to explore and learn to enrich your own.

By Tamara Darvish | November 2, 2009; 1:29 PM ET | Comments (0)

Alignment, potential and self-awareness

You are successful if you live into your potential, can satisfy your needs and live in alignment with your values.

By Hile Rutledge | November 2, 2009; 1:23 PM ET | Comments (0)

Success in stages

Success means different things at different stages in life -- and sometimes that includes saying "no."

By Tanya S. Chutkan | November 2, 2009; 1:22 PM ET | Comments (0)

Achievement and a happy life

Success is largely self-defined, and can take many forms -- from raising children to building a major enterprise.

By Fred Malek | November 2, 2009; 12:41 PM ET | Comments (0)

Loss can reveal what matters

Success is a lifelong journey measured by an increasing awareness of what you have been given and an obligation to give back.

By Raul J. Fernandez | November 2, 2009; 12:09 PM ET | Comments (0)

Happy in your own skin

The most successful people are happy in their own skin, confident in their abilities and choices, caring little for acclaim or possessions. For them, success means doing a great job each day, keeping promises, telling the truth, staying faithful to commitments even in tough times.

By Patricia McGuire | November 2, 2009; 12:07 PM ET | Comments (0)

Success = Fulfillment

Success is achieved by using your natural way of being and your own personality as a path to chart your own course.

By Michael J. Berland | November 2, 2009; 12:01 PM ET | Comments (0)

Multifaceted, individualized

As long as you have given your best, you are still a success.

By Ashok Bajaj | November 2, 2009; 12:01 PM ET | Comments (0)

Juggling kids and a company

As the mother of four children and a female CEO, I define my success as being able to handle both areas successfully.

By Kristina Bouweiri | November 2, 2009; 2:04 AM ET | Comments (0)

 
RSS Feed
Subscribe to The Post

© 2010 The Washington Post Company

November 1, 2009 - November 7, 2009 Archives