Victory comes in many forms. This issue is releasing right after the Men's and Women's NCAA Basketball Tournaments have wrapped up. Starcom just won some Redbull business. I just won an argument with my cell phone service provider (take that AT&T). The variety that "victory" can take has always presented us with a challenge when picking a direction for this issue. So we must explore...
Over the past few months I have found myself saying over and over that careers are about finding and staying with the team that you want to win with. You are the one that defines what winning means, and you are also the one who has to feel if you are currently with that team / company or not. See? I can't even really define the piece of advice I give (capturing victory escapes me again). That is the point though, it is personal and can't be defined for you in our industry.
When faced with a new job opportunity, or deciding if you think it is time to move on from where you are currently at - I still always find this to be the best personal test. Never mind what it exactly means, take it more in spirit. Success is never as sweet shared alone. Rather than finding it for one, single, glorious moment, it can be found everyday, one interaction at a time.
That is why we make this issue. As I have said in past "Victory releases," this theme originally came from a boss I had who spoke about "knowing what winning looks like for you, everyday." If you know that, you can always move forward. So that is the theme we have decided to continue breaking down: the personal, private, intrinsic, nobody-can-really-know-but-me type of victory.