Somebody asked me how many years I’d worked at the same place. When I told him eighteen, he wondered aloud if I had eighteen years of experience – or two years of experience, nine times over.

That this person calls me every few years with an apparent strategy to tear me down is beyond the point.

His comment is a great strategic challenge for all of us at the start of the year: What specific innovative learning and development goals are you setting for yourself so you’re noticeably different at the end of the year?

In other words, what do you want to get out of this year? - Mike Brown