Career Story by Tim Bassler, Executive Director of West Point Quality at Merck
The best advice I ever got from a mentor was to develop a mission statement, revisit that mission over time, and use it to help make career decisions. My mission is: Work to Live, Enjoy Work, and Make a Difference. I set this mission statement 20 years ago and have not changed it since. As I reflect on my career this mission has served as a barometer for my actions.