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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Your title really means nothing

I can't tell you how many times I've met people over the years who have a fancy title like CEO or Director of This and That and it ended up being more of a fa├žade than anything. As John Maxwell talks about in this video, your title really means nothing.

I've often told people, I don't care what you call me as long as you pay me what I'm worth. That helps keep me on track to ensure I maximize my value to the marketplace.

Even labels after your name such as CISSP, CCIE, CTO and Esquire mean nothing in the grand scheme of things. Just because you've earned these letters doesn't mean you're suddenly an expert in the field or, for that matter, someone that people actually respect and enjoy working with. Instead it's the value you bring to the table. Work by this mantra and you'll reap rewards you never imagined.