CHAPTER 7

On the Job…Don’t Get Shot by a Bullet Labeled “To Whom It May Concern”

The key to unlocking my potential is within me. It is in the power of my thought, my vision, and my commitment.

—Author unknown

Robert is a brilliant financier who is highly regarded in the business community. He makes time to mentor executives, those who aspire to be executives, and those in between.

A company that Robert knew intimately was undergoing a turbulent reorganization and cultural change. Several of the company’s employees were Robert’s friends, and they asked him to have lunch with them to discuss business developments and their thoughts on what some of the changes would be.

During lunch, Robert very smoothly leaned across the table, ran his gaze across ...

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