Are You A Catalyst? Old School vs. New School.

Buckle up. Here we go . . .

Old School:

Do your work. Get to the office on-time. You're an employee. Keep your head down. Don’t make waves. Don’t screw-up. Do whatever your boss tells you to do. Your boss manages and motivates you. Ask permission. Work late. Stay until you retire (or they can you).

"This is a marriage. Unless you screw up, you can stay on for as long as you want to."

New School:

Do your work (that's a constant). Be visible. Brainstorm new ideas and processes. You're a CEO of You, Inc. Communicate your ideas effectively. Add pizzazz to everything you do. Know the prime movers - people, projects, etc. Connect inside and outside of work to build your power base. Work smart. Not hard. Not long. Bosses don't manage — motivate yourself. Brag effectively. Know your tools cold. As for forgiveness, not permission. Get published - eBooks, blog, media, etc. Move frequently.

"This is not a marriage - we’re just dating. We can whack you at any time." - (remember that - Rich)

Which school do you attend? What obsolete areas can you cast off and which critical areas can you take on?

Over the next few weeks, I will be expanding many of these important topics.

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