Monday, November 27, 2006

Job Advice from the Presidents

This is a bit cheesy, but fun. Laura Morsch gives career advice from Presidential examples. Her pieces of advice are:

  1. Don’t be afraid from Franklin Roosevelt’s example.
  2. Be willing to change from Abraham Lincoln’s example.
  3. Keep your nose clean from Nixon’s example.
  4. Learn from your mistakes from Kennedy’s example.
  5. Don’t indulge in office flings from Clinton’s example.
  6. Stand out from the pack – you don’t want to be forgotten like some of our presidents!

1 comment:

Michael said...

Another tip:

No matter what you do, it will not jive with one or more of your fellow co-workers. They will seek to label you as a problem or a bad employee if it counters their perks or agenda.

Stick with your instincts and do the right thing. Every President has had detractors and it is common to label any President that you disagree with as bad or the worst President ever.

History normally does not bear these complaints out. If you are successful, your boss will not either.

However, some Presidents did do a bad job. And you will not have the judgement of historians yet born to save your job reputation. Be prepared to move on if you can not prove your worth in short order. There is no Secret Service or Constitution protecting you.