Starting My Next Chapter

2016 is going to be a big year for me; it’s going to conclude a fantastic chapter of my professional career that I started in 2003. More importantly, it’s going to open a brand new chapter that I hope will be the most exciting yet. As I pondered my career so far, I identified four distinct chapters before this upcoming fifth one. Here’s the outline of my current, five-chapter professional book.

What is the Toughest Job?

Like me, when you read the question posed in the title, you likely expected something like: brain surgeon, air traffic controller, or Navy SEAL.  I certainly did; if you didn’t, I envy your open mind. I posed this question to my pre-teen son to instigate a discussion on career choices and, rather than asking him…