When Courteney Monroe moved to New York at the age of 21 to begin her career, her father presented her with invaluable advice. The delivery method was old school – a hand-written note on a yellow legal pad – but his suggestions on how to succeed in business remain relevant today. Courteney shared her father’s timeless wisdom with Jack Myers and me over lunch at Manhattan’s Michael’s restaurant. At the top of the list were such tips as, “The latest you should ever be to a meeting is on time,” “Dress for the job that you want, not the job that you have” and “No one can ever deny great work.” Courteney recalls her dad saying, “You’re going to encounter office politics, bureaucracy, things that just don’t seem legitimate and fair. Just keep your head down and do great work.” “I’ve never forgotten that,” she said.
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