Look Up and Around: Musings on Mentors, Role Models, and Professionalism

9 Pages Posted: 2 Apr 2014

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Steven L. Schooner

George Washington University - Law School

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Date Written: March 1, 2014


In response to NCMA's request that its Board of Advisors explain how we ended up as leaders in contract management, this article offers a rather simple over-arching suggestion for successful professionals and future leaders: look up and around. The article encourages readers to identify mentors, embrace the strengths of their role models, and open themselves up to learn from others, evolve, and grow. The article discusses, among other things, education, networking, professional development (and, of course, writing), and the power of optimism.

JEL Classification: H57, J41, J44, K12, L33

Suggested Citation

Schooner, Steven L., Look Up and Around: Musings on Mentors, Role Models, and Professionalism (March 1, 2014). Contract Management, p. 32, March 2014; GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2014-6; GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2014-6. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2419201

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