What Do You Do For a Living?

One of the first questions people ask when you meet them for the first time is, what do you do for a living?  That is a really easy question to ask but the answer can be quite complicated. For instance when people ask me that Leadership development, leadership skillsquestion I answer differently depending upon where I am.  If I am at work at the university I answer that I am a teacher. If I am at a business meeting  I might answer that I am a consultant.  If www.viagrausa-online.com/ I am at a symposium I might answer that I am an author. And if I am out with other  academic leaders I might answer that I am an Associate Professor and Assistant Dean. If I am with some people I answer that I am a pharmacist and if you ask some of my students they might say I don’t do anything but sit in my office and talk.

If You Can’t Answer This Question Correctly Then You Need Help. Ultimately when people ask you what you do for a living you need to be able to answer, I do exactly what I want to do.

I have fun sometimes giving alternative answers. Back when I was coaching girl’s fastpitch softball one of the new kids on the team asked me what I did for a living and I told her that I sold drugs. Even though it was true it did garner a rather funny expression from her until my daughter explained to her that I was a pharmacist and owned my own drugstore.

I Teach People Leadership Skills

But when I give this question serious consideration and try to come up with one answer that fits all of the roles I play, the answer can be quite enlightening. In the generic sense what I do is teach how to lead. Sometimes I teach this in the context of business, sometimes in the world of academia, sometimes in the domain of coaching, sometimes in the are of management, and sometimes in the world of human relationships such as marriage, parenting and mentoring.

The principles are the same, how do you get a group of individuals to come together for a common purpose and produce an excellent result.  Please take a few minutes to watch this video and then leave me a comment.

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