What You Should Tell Your Kids About Finding a Career
by James M. Citrin
- Encourage your kids to discover their strengths and interests and learn marketable skills early on
- Advise them to develop a reputation and make meaningful contributions to their organization after a few years in the workforce
- Promote their understanding of the trade-offs between job satisfaction, lifestyle, and money
- Help them cultivate a relationship mindset
After board dinners, we inevitably sit around and talk about our kids and their careers,” Dave Calhoun recently told me. “Frankly, we’re often at a loss with how to help them.” If someone with Calhoun’s experience has trouble with this—he’s chairman of Nielsen’s board, sits on the boards of Boeing ...