What makes a strong nation is the same thing that makes strong companies, strong communities and strong families: people who tell the truth, keep their promises and live integrated lives. Who we are and how we behave when no one is looking has profound and long lasting impact on how our kids will turn out, whether our marriages succeed or fail and, ultimately, if we achieve our highest potential or are cut off from success by falling into a pothole. While no company would purposely put an employee in the path of failure, many send employees on the road without training on real obstacles to success and how to avoid them. Traveling and non-traveling associates face opportunities that may compromise who they are in their communities, companies and families causing a loss of status, impact and legacy. While information provides a level of motivation, practical guidelines and real life experiences of success, failure and recovery will be discussed to insure that you stay grounded while up in the air.
Robert W. Noack is Managing Director of Aequitas Capital Management