Angel Mary of Star Trak Investments LLC: 5 Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me Before I Switched Careers

An Interview with Phil La Duke

Phil La Duke
Authority Magazine

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First and foremost, there must be company values. If you are running a business without any, put that one on your ‘To do’ list today. Universal values often work the best, such as integrity, trust, accountability, innovation, teamwork, quality, and honesty. Once chosen, communicate the values to the entire company repeatedly and add programs to reinforce the message so company employees understand the values.

According to the US Department of Labor, “The average person will change careers 5–7 times during their working life. Approximately 30% of the total workforce will now change jobs every 12 months.” The statistic is disconcerting for many. After all, we tend to think of our careers as a linear progression of increased skills and (ideally) earning power. We reached out to business professionals who have successfully switched careers in hopes of gleaning bits of their wisdom. As part of this series, we had the pleasure of

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Phil La Duke
Authority Magazine

Author of “I Know My Shoes Are Untied. Mind Your Own Business”, “Lone Gunman. Rewriting the Handbook on Workplace Violence Prevention”, and “Blood on my hands