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Would your high school self approve of how you’re managing?

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Sure, maybe the science of exactly how it’s going to happen is still in the developmental stage, but one day the You of 12th grade is going to knock on your office door, plop down across from you and ask some hard questions about your managerial career even as you use the tip of your pen to shoo those rude sneakered feet off the top of your desk. But don’t worry; we can prep you for that moment, and in doing so perform a quick checkup on the state of your career choices.

Question one: “Nice tie—so, how come you’ve, like, totally sold out?”

Response: Wow, your high school self is really aggressive right off the bat. (That’s the go-get-‘em spirit that made the Spanish Club what it was!) Well, you don’t have to take that kind of lip, and it should be easy enough to explain that adult life involves more responsibilities and financial commitments than scrounging through Dad’s recliner for pizza slice money.

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