I know that I haven’t made the best out of my career. I mean that in the purest sense. Despite great grades at university as well as an inbuilt confidence, my rank and my salary betray my lack of corporate ability. Perhaps it’s the place where I’ve been, but I’m not politically savvy. I tend to relying on work ethic and a certain ability to work through intellectual problems to get myself noticed.This isn’t the way to get ahead.
Networks are key. I’ve seen it. You don’t need to be the sharpest tack in the box to be CEO, just the savviest. So, my salary, after over ten years of working does not begin with a one.