Linda King finds working as a roof bolter's helper at the Bullitt Mine in Big Stone Gap, Virginia, more challenging and better paying than her previous job in a garment factory (NARA)

Accomplishment Does Not Equal Success

E. Forrest Christian Careers, Change, Coaching, Warren Kinston Leave a Comment

One of the mistakes I made early on in my career was to believe that if I had some great accomplishments that I would gain success, including things like money and community respect. This is clearly false, and I’ve recently had a series of communications with an organizational thinker that confirms it. But first let’s look at some of the …

Onyx meeting room at the Fairmont Heliopolis hotel

Sometimes, You Have To Free Your IP To Succeed

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Jack Fallow recently sent me a link to a TED session by Mihaly Czikszentmihalyi, the FLOW social psychologist [psychosociologist?] at the University of Chicago who also did the amazing The Meaning of Things research. (Thanks, Jack!) W hich of course led me to something else entirely. Jennifer B. Lee of the New York Times has been chasing down the origin …

Hippocrates refusing the gifts of Artaxerxes

Maybe You’re Not Successful Because You Don’t Want That

E. Forrest Christian Careers, Underachievers Leave a Comment

You probably get told that you could be successful if you want to. I got that a lot, too. One day, my executive coach — a wildly insightful guy named Mark Pletcher — leaned in, looked me straight in the eye, and shot the truth right between my eyes: “Maybe you’re not getting all that because you don’t want it” …