DT #178: Indisputable Rule #2 – Shake the Hand that Feeds You

Do you want a successful career in economic development?  If so, then this series is for you: The Indisputable Rules for a Successful Career in Economic Development.

Yes- it is a bold claim, but listen before you judge.

Rule #2: Shake the Hand that Feeds You.  Whether you work for a non-profit, a government entity, or engage as a private consultant, someone is funding your salary.  Someone or some group of individuals has made the decision to support you, your program, or your budget.

Identify them, figure out what they are looking for, and then deliver exceptional results.

The saying is true – don’t bite the hand that feeds you.  But go beyond that – shake it!