“Personality can open doors, but only character can keep them open.” ~Elmer G. Letterman
“The best job goes to the person who can get the job done without coming up with excuses or passing the buck” ~Napoleon Hill
What About Politics?
Political Astuteness is something that you may not learn in school; however, it plays a significant role in success in business.
“Man is by nature a political animal.” ~Aristotle
Don’t Expect the Human Resources Department to plan your career. In fact, don’t expect anyone else to be concerned about it either.
There have been times in my career when someone has taken an interest in my promotion; however, it has always been in their own best interests to do so. Remember, companies are in business primarily to make money.
Dress for success
There is a clear distinction between how a President, a Senior Vice-President, a Vice-President, and District Manager dress.
You should dress just a cut above your current level.