My journey from News Director at WGN Radio to getting fired to joining Kirk Dillard’s run for Governor to losing a very close race to joining Mack Communications, a Chicago-based public affairs firm, has helped solidify a few things about work.
1. No one is irreplaceable and no job is permanent. Today’s economy requires extreme flexibility for companies and for individuals. To assume otherwise is not facing reality.
2. Make the most of each job and opportunity, learning new skills along the way so that you are prepared for the reality of point number one.
3. We get paid for our ability to contribute to others, whether it’s the customer, the owner or our co-workers. If you can’t contribute, or refuse to understand your role, you have misunderstood what work is all about.
4. Despite the horrible economy, there is also tremendous opportunity. The tools we now have to network and search for work are a real marvel. More about that in another post.
None of this comes easy, and no one likes to go through tough times. But we always become “more” by the challenges and the hardships we face than we ever do in the times of ease.
As I work with Mack Communications, I will continue to write and speak about Communication and Leadership as I try to contribute to your success.
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