Look Up and Around: Musings on Mentors, Role Models, and Professionalism (Revised and Updated)
60 Contract Management, Issue 1, 34, 2020
7 Pages Posted: 21 Jan 2020
Date Written: January 2020
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
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