My perception of the trades almost cost me a life-changing opportunity. Many believe that trade jobs are dirty and dangerous, that they require little skill or thinking, and that they offer virtually no career advancement. Pop culture depicts trade workers as bumbling, poor, uneducated, lazy, and rude. These stereotypes couldn’t be further from the truth, as I learned early on.
It’s lonely at the top, company presidents and chief executives will often admit. But authentic leadership means constantly learning, adapting and being willing to change, several CEOs and presidents told the Upstate Business Journal. In other words, a leader’s education never ends.