Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Robert Whitman

On June 16th I was able to host and attend the Newel K. Whitney Summit for the College of Business and Communication. It was another amazing experience, and I'm sure I'll have a few posts about it. But today I wanted to blog a little about what Robert Whitman taught us. Robert Whitman is the chairman of the Board of Directors and CEO of Franklin Covey; former
President and Co-CEO of Hampstead Group, LLC; one of four Managing Partners and member of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee for Trammell Crow Group; Bachelor’s degree in Finance from U of U; MBA from Harvard.

Pretty Impressive Guy.

Here is what he taught:
5 Critical Choices for Achieving Success
1. Believe in yourself
  • What would you do if you knew you could not fail?
  • Self doubt can inhibit us and prevent us from experiencing the best experiences.
2. Be strong in hard times
  • Do the work which your goals require of you. Do not give up when it gets hard!
  • Embrace hard times rather than run from them.
3. Put God first in your life
  • Seek first the Kingdom of God and he will help you in your career.
4. Stay away from avalanche zones
  • Remember Reinhold Messmer (mountaineer) and don't put yourself in dangerous situations.
5. Bring others with you across the finish line
  • Life is a team sport, don't leave others behind.

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