Lessons for the Next Generation Of Minority Executives

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Lessons for the Next Generation Of Minority Executives

#1 Choose work and an organization that suit your personality.

#2 Choose high-quality experiences over fast advancement.

#3 Build a network of developmental relationships.

#4 The organization matters.

#5 Take charge of your own career.

#6 Race matters, but it alone does not determine your fate.

#7 Make sure it’s worth the price.


Breaking Through: The Making of Minority Executives in Corporate America


Art Linkletter: Think Positive

Traditional Chinese soup made with Silkie

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‎"Things turn out for the best for people who make the best out of the way things turn out."~ Art Linkletter, from Chicken Soup for the Soul: Think Positive

Reba McEntire: Wishbones, backbones and funnybones

Cover of "Reba" Wish

Cover of Reba

To succeed in life, you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone and a funnybone.” ~Reba McEntire, quoted in “Count Your Blessings


Johann Wolfgang von Goethe: Enjoyment and Endurance

Enjoy when you can, and endure when you must.” ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.

Goethe. Painting by Luise Seidler (Weimar 1811)

Goethe. Painting by Luise Seidler (Weimar 1811) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Smiling outside, smiling inside

“It is almost impossible to smile on the outside without feeling better on the inside.” ~Anonymous, quoted in “Like Mother, Like Daughter


F. Scott Fitzgerald & Zelda Fitzgerald: On The Past

Zelda Fitzgerald

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It is sadder to find the past again and find it inadequate to the present than it is to have it elude you and remain forever a harmonious conception of memory.

F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896–1940), U.S. author, and Zelda Fitzgerald (1900–1948), U.S. writer. First published in Esquire (New York, June 1934). “Show Mr. and Mrs. F to Number—,” The Crack-Up, ed. Edmund Wilson (1945).