There is a common theme that emerges in research about millennials at work: their desire to feel passion in the work they do. My passions and my job have intersected many times—more often than not in fact—which is probably why, to this day, I love what I do.
One of the key attributes I look for in new staff is what drives me personally: curiosity. It’s a trait that you can rely on. I often joke with my team that your optimum job ratio is 80% fun/good and 20% not fun/bad. I think that’s what we all want. Meaningful work that pays you well. Throw in a chance to learn and you’re set. But the million-dollar question is: how do we stay in equilibrium?
To call Kristy Derkson’s career “multidisciplinary” doesn’t quite fit the bill. A casual observer might read the word “multidisciplinary” and think of breadth, rather than depth, of experience. Really, Kristy brings decades of multidisciplinary experience: breadth and depth, whether in healthcare communications, corporate communications, consumer marketing, and much more.
GCI Canada’s President Joe Peters likes to say, “you’re an entrepreneur or you’re not an entrepreneur,” and it’s as simple as that. They call it entrepreneurial spirit for a reason—it’s an instinct to innovate, a love of leading, that you feel in your bones or you never feel at all.