post # 117 — June 25, 2006 — a Careers post
A lesson I learned early and still apply to my advantage (and, of course, in the service of others.)
Always volunteer to take the minutes of meetings, and to do the first drafts of proposed initiatives or reports. Not only will you get credit for volunteering to do things on behalf of others, but you get control of what’s recorded. You are now part of the decision-making process. He or she who writes the history gets to make history.