I can almost hear you thinking, “Who’s this Iacocca? Why should I learn his career-boosting lessons?”
Ok, calm down. Allow me to elaborate on why, as a CI Coach, I use Iacocca’s career-saving ideas to help smart professionals— like you— escape the competition of the job market.
Ready? Feel free to grab a pen. (if you want to take note, of course.)
Lido Anthony “Lee” Iacocca:
Was an exceptional automobile executive.
Presided over General Motors and Ford Motors. Put another way, he was the first CEO to lead 2 of the 3 big automakers back then.
Was the mastermind behind the Ford Mustang and the Pinto cars.
But that’s not all…”Lee” Iacocca:
Brought Chrysler Corporation back to life in the 1980s.
As a result, was named the 18th-greatest American CEO of all time.
Long story short, the man was a great business leader and has changed the automobile industry for the better. I think you’ll agree with me when I say there’s plenty of career-booting lessons we learn from “Lee” Iacocca.
The 2 Career-Boosting Lessons
So what’s my point? In my coaching work I normally cover 10 Iacocca’s principles. Since I am not your IC coach, I will share 2 with you.
#1- “In times of great stress or adversity, it’s always best to keep busy, to plow your anger and your energy into something positive.”
Put differently, using your personal energy to do work that matters, even in times of adversity, will set you apart from the crowd—or from your whining and entitled colleagues.
#2- “Any supervisor worth his salt would rather deal with people who attempt too much than with those who try too little.”
Put it bluntly, “are you doing too much or too little for your boss?” See, the old saying “you get what you pay for” should never influence your career decisions. Why? I am happy to explain.
Basically, to use the words of the famous American entrepreneur Jim Rohn:
“You don’t get paid for the hour. You get paid for the value you bring to the hour.”
So, wouldn’t you like to increase your value?
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