I was reminded about what I’d had been calling “a professional” by David Heinemeier Hansson at 37Signals. He posted “Your Life’s Work” on their Signal vs. Noise blog. It was a terrific piece that, to me, really spoke to a “disposition” that professionals should possess. I especially liked this quote: “[if] you’re not committed to your life’s work in a company and with people you could endure for decades, are you making progress …” In essence, you have to be truly interested in the work that you do and care about the outcome – not just today, but tomorrow and beyond. If not, as David puts it, you’d have to question whether you’d making any career progress.
For Consejo, this concept (of a professional) is at the heart of who we want to hire and I’m glad we’re not alone.