Curated by CLAI
“If you don’t build your dream, someone will hire you to help build theirs.” – Tony Gaskin
ENTREPRENEURSHIP: “Entrepreneurs are willing to work 80 hours a week to avoid working 40 hours a week.”
- “It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.” ~ Ernest Hemingway
- “If you don’t build your dream, someone will hire you to help build theirs.” Tony Gaskin
MOST PEOPLE DON’T WANT TO BE MANAGERS: Most American workers aren’t interested in becoming managers.
- Of the thousands surveyed, only 1/3 of workers (34%) said they aspire to leadership positions – and just 7% strive for C-level management (the rest said they aspire to middle-management or department-head roles).
- Broken down further, the results show that more men (40%) hope to have a leadership role than women (29%), and that African Americans (39%) and LGBT workers (44%) are more likely to want to climb the corporate ladder than the national average.
- The results don’t necessarily reflect a lack of ambition. Today’s workers don’t have to be a manager to be successful – they don’t even need to take up a traditional “career.” Which is a good thing, since for many people the corporate ladder doesn’t even exist anymore, as organizations have become flatter and options for moving up more limited.