General Career Advice

Some wise advice offered about humility, making mistakes, understanding your partners and organization, and enjoying your work is not specific to a conservation career but still worthy of sharing:

Checking our egos is much harder to do, but absolutely vital to work in a team setting on a really complicated project with a certain goal for a long period of time.
— Chad Wiggins, Hawaiʻi Island
Young people are allowed to make mistakes, but they need to learn from their mistakes.
— Steven Victor, Palau
I think American millennials are like, “I have a lot of knowledge, I’m smart, I want to say this.” I think they may have to modulate down a little. It’s learning how to read a room. Micronesians or quieter people might have to modulate up and maybe show a little more. At the World Conservation Congress women’s knowledge café, the other women were really quiet and I saw Robin whisper to Myra (from TNC-Melanesia), and then Myra spoke out as loud as she could. I think Robin said to her, can you please help and show leadership.
— Trina Leberer, Pacific
If you can think and you can write, you can do anything. Those are the two most important skills to have. And always, always do your best. Give people your best product and don’t give up until it’s done.
— Kim Hum, Hawaiʻi
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  General Career Advice

General Career Advice