“Both work together, or network, to accomplish their individual objectives.” Is this quote referring to the success of a recent merger? Not quite. The author was referencing the relationship between the dwarf mongoose and the African hornbill bird.
Check out William E. Boswell’s book Success by Instinct: Use What Animals Already Know to Boost Your Career. Boswell, a former senior executive with BP America, and one of the company’s highest ranking African Americans, presents an thought-provoking approach to managing change, including personal career development. Instead of the usual dos and don’ts, Boswell offers 14 practical principles based on the instincts found in the animal kingdom which are also used by businesspeople, sportsmen, and world leaders alike to tremendous success.
Here is a sampling of Boswell’s principles for success through instinct:
Try not to get stuck in the analysis paralysis. Be quiet and listen to your gut instinct.