I was being interviewed for an important promotion. One of the interviewers told me the new job was very different from all my current and previous jobs. He said success required working with people more than equipment, processes, and products. I couldn’t get it out of my head as I walked from his office to my cubicle. I could visualize his words on the rejection notice. So, I called him and asked if I could come back to his office to get his thoughts on what it took to be successful working with people. He said yes. I got the job. I still do my best to do what he told me. Because, it helped me become more successful than I ever imagined possible.