Lessons Learned in School

Lessons Learned in SchoolRecently I had the privilege of lecturing on campus at the University of Southern California. I spoke to graduate business students who are in the entrepreneurial track about the 9 Success Attributes of Self-Starters. Their questions were thought-provoking, humble, and serious.

These students are facing an untenable future—careers they thought were available are no longer, an extremely competitive job market, and fear as to what lies ahead.

It should give us all pause: Questions such as:

  • Am I on the right track?
  • How do I know this path is right for me? How do you handle failure?
  • What drives you forward? How do I sort out what my loved ones and friends think I should pursue and what spins my jets?
  • When is linear thinking best and where does creative thinking play out?

Do any of these resonate with you? What are you struggling with as you leave school and enter the workforce?