going to do sexual harassment – do it on stage and go overboard. Of course, the big difference is that Filner’s misconduct was unwanted while people paid to see Cyrus’s misconduct. That’s entertainment. Filner’s actions were misconduct. Also, Miley is not the mayor of a major city - yet.
Jason Nazar wrote an article for Forbes www.forbes.com/sites/jasonnazar) titled,Things
20-Year-Olds Don’t Get. He makes some very good points, but I don’t think it applies just to 20-year-olds. I think there are nuggets in the article that apply to everyone. I posted portions of the article previously. (Check the archives) Here is some more of the article along with some of my comments:
A New Job a Year Isn’t a Good Thing – 1-year stints don’t tell me that you’re so talented that you keep outgrowing your company. It tells me that you don’t have the discipline to see your own learning curve through to completion. It takes about 2-3 years to master any new critical skill, give yourself at least that much time before you jump ship. Otherwise your resume reads as a series of
red flags on why not to be hired.
People Matter More Than Perks – It’s so trendy to pick the company that offers the most flex time, unlimited meals, company massages, game rooms and team outings. Those should all matter, but not as much as the character of your founders and managers. Great leaders will mentor you and will be a loyal source of employment long after you’ve left. Make a conscious bet on the folks you’re
going to work for and your commitment to them will pay off much more than those fluffy perks.
It took me many years to learn that people are the key to accomplishing professional goals. Years ago, I worked at ServiceMaster when it was sold to Aramark. We had a farewell get together to say our goodbyes. The VP who hosted the event had asked for stories about the company and he read many of the stories. It struck me that every story was about a person. There was not one story about reaching goals, the bottom line, closing a big deal, or profits. The stories were about the people that made the everyday work place a great place to work.