I’m considered middle age now (how did that happen?), but I won’t forget how an executive made me feel when I sought her advice as a young professional on how to move from engineering to marketing. She said that she was sick of people from Research and Development wanting to move into Marketing. But what I remembered most is that she said I would l NEVER move into Marketing. I took this as a challenge and went to a top Executive MBA school and proved her wrong and removed the self doubt that she laid on me. I went on to receive multiple Marketing Industry awards. As I develop the next generation of leaders, I’m careful to use words that encourage the talents they have today and may develop tomorrow.
Give • Forgive • Live Lesson™: Words matter. Choose uplifting words that nurture talents of today and tomorrow.