Look Up and Around: Musings on Mentors, Role Models, and Professionalism (Revised and Updated)

7 Pages Posted: 21 Jan 2020

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Steven L. Schooner

George Washington University - Law School

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Date Written: January 2020

Abstract

As part of Contract Management magazine's 2020 Professional Development issue, this (revised and updated) article offers a rather simple overarching 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.

Keywords: government contracts, public procurement, education, mentoring, networking, professional development, writing, optimism

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

Suggested Citation

Schooner, Steven L., Look Up and Around: Musings on Mentors, Role Models, and Professionalism (Revised and Updated) (January 2020). 60 Contract Management, Issue 1, 34, 2020; GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2020-02; GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2020-02. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3521478

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