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9781468537444

How to Get There from Here... the Ten Lessons That Have Served Me Well

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  • ISBN13:

    9781468537444

  • ISBN10:

    146853744X

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2012-01-13
  • Publisher: Author Solutions
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THEN AND NOW In 1971, as an undergraduate student at Loyola University of Chicago, I often sat on the steps of the Chicago Water Tower during class breaks. I watched the traffic flowing north and south along Michigan Avenue's bustling Magnificent Mile. As a kid who hailed from the housing projects on the west side of Chicago, I marveled at the late model cars, beautifully tailored pedestrians and the expensive boutiques that lined the street. I often wondered, "How do you get there from here?" In 1994, I arrived in Bentonville, Arkansas to assume my new post as the Senior Vice-President of the People Division for Wal-Mart Stores (Sam Walton's term for human resources). Soon to become the world's largest retailer and private employer, a Fortune #1 company and among the Fortune 100 Best Companies To Work For. I had experienced an exciting and satisfying journey. Today, residing on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina I enjoy my role as consultant and corporate board member for several public companies. Over the years, I have shared my thoughts on "getting there from here" in many places around the world. Why not finally put them in a book? Good question. This book is my answer. Enjoy.

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For whom is this book written? For the person newly entering the workforce, for the middle managers looking to advance their careers, for the person working for a corporate, governmental or nonprofit organization...for those who are simply intersted in becoming a better person.

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