|Posted by Praveen on May 6, 2013 at 10:40 PM||comments (2)|
One day I was bit frustrated and saw a mail relating to John's retirement. I never knew John and requested for sharing his 3 most important life lessons. He was really kind and friendly to share those invaluable gems. I am copy pasting from his emails directly :
Brief about John C. Hill:
John has 35 years of diverse experience in 3M Manufacturing, Marketing, Strategy and IT. He began his career in St. Paul in 1979 as a Pricing Analyst for Decorative Products Division and stayed with the Automotive OEM businesses for 17 years holding a variety of assignments in Manufacturing, Marketing, Strategic Planning, and finally as Automotive Group IT manager. In 1995 John joined Corporate IT as the Demand Planning Manager for the Demand Management Program. From 1998 to 2003 he lead the DM Program leaving in become the Master Black Belt for Industrial Business Supply Chain, IT, and Finance. In 2005 John returned to IT Applications leading the E1-m (J.D. Edwards) manufacturing project. Later he was manager responsible for all domestic manufacturing, engineering, planning, and sourcing applications. John finished his career on the Polaris (SAP) project first as technical development manager, then as Forecast to Schedule IT Process Lead, and finally was assigned the global Polaris IT manager for the European Center of Expertise deployment.
My 3 lessons from life !
" I'm sorry to hear that you are in a confused state, it sounds like you have had an excellent education and you are aware of balancing career and family priorities. I was fortunate to hire into a company as large and diverse as 3M, this allowed me to change my career and have a multitude of opportunities without leaving the company. But any success I have achieved as been build on my personal faith. You ask for 3 lessons or pieces of advice ... here you go.
I don't claim to have lived up to this standard my entire career but they are things I strive for daily.
If you want 3 more 'secular' lessons I would offer these:
I hope you find some of this beneficial.
|Posted by Praveen on May 6, 2013 at 10:35 PM||comments (0)|