"How volunteering can take you to the corner office"

Article by Chris Taylor from Reuters - Feb 7, 2014

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"Think of successful people, and the mind usually defaults to areas of personal achievement. A Wall Street CEO, maybe, or a hotshot lawyer, or a billionaire founder of a tech startup.

But what if we defined success in different terms -- say, having touched the most people's lives in their time of greatest need? By that standard, the people below might be some of the most successful people in the history of the planet.

Since last August, Reuters has been talking to prominent Americans about the first jobs they ever had, and how those experiences shaped the men and women they are today.

Today we chat with the folks heading up a few of the world's leading nonprofit organizations -- and find that their humanitarian impulses often took root at a very early age."

 

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