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Kelly Odell

- A blog for leaders
30 Sep 2007

Ten Commandments for a Successful Career

Those of you who have read my Ten Commandments for Leaders will notice that some of these commandments are the same. I hope that makes sense to you, it does to me!

•1. Listen: No one knows everything! You don’t have to be an expert on every issue!
•2. Always say your mind! You are paid for what’s in your head.
•3. Never get yourself into an economic situation where you can’t afford to tell the company to go to hell!
•4. You have to risk your job in order to do your job!
•5. Don’t worry about politics! In the long-term it is the results that count.
•6. If you’re not passionate about what you are doing then go do something you are passionate about!
•7. Make your decisions on facts! An educated guess is better than no information at all, but facts are always best.
•8. Take responsibility for your own motivation!
•9. Be resilient! Careers are not linear, they go up and down and you always get a second chance!
•10. Have fun!

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