- Written by Jeff Summers Jeff Summers
The human species is sometimes defined based upon its social and professional status within society. I have always found it interesting how work and career seem to find their way into nearly all conversations between people when they meet.
I believe this is at least partly an effort by humans to find common ground whereby communication may be established. This trait helps to differentiate man from others in the animal kingdom. Of course having opposable thumbs doesn't hurt either. It also provides a mechanism where however wrong it may be it allows people to categorize others. This is likely a result of our need to organize information and people into containers that can be managed.
Like many, I have had a broad and diverse career in the work force. Often times I look back at my career and wonder how exactly I got to where I am today. The trajectory I've taken was neither linear nor was it planned. No one could have foreseen the directions taken. Some of it was by chance but most of it was a matter of identifying the opportunities and using them to my advantage. That is not to say any of this happened by chance. I do not believe that to be the case. Rather it was observing my surroundings and calculating how best to use what I had been given. It is the breadth of the opportunities that I hold in awe. This diversity has helped to define my interests and provide me with the opportunity to establish career goals.
Goals are an important aspect of my personality. Without goals, you have no baseline to establish growth. Without growth you stagnate. With stagnation there can be no learning. Without learning there can be no knowledge. Without knowledge we cease to be.
I have attempted to include information within this section to provide you with a glimpse of who I am professionally. To that end, I have included the following information on this web site:
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