I had coffee with a friend who was a year ahead of me in business school. We talked honestly about our careers to date, analyzing our successes and failures.
He’s given this a lot of thought. By his own admission, he is impatient and can’t abide people who are unwilling to challenge the status quo. His successes have come when he worked with smart, motivated people with a passion for excellence and open discussion.
Each of us must manage our careers. Defining the individual and cultural keys to our past successes is important in that process. Who makes you better?