My first job with any real leadership responsibility was when I was 20 years old. I managed a team of students and a major part of an orientation program for my university. The first piece of required reading for anyone hired by the team was an article about a pediatric dentist. The story was about […]
Like a lot of people, my first real job began with two weeks of training. Unlike a lot of people, the training never ended. My first employer had a massive commitment to the professional development of employees. They proved quickly that it wasn’t just lip service in the company brochure.
I’ve received many certificates of appreciation, and other similar items of recognition over the years. At one point, I had acquired so many that I purchased a binder for them. Awhile back, I tossed most of the certificates during a move. Not because I wasn’t grateful for the recognition, but because most of them simply […]