Apple, Xcel Energy and 50 Other Company Execs Share Career Success Principles in New Book—Available Soon as Online Courses from the Utility Leadership Academy

Share Article

In early 2015, the Utility Leadership Academy, the energy industry’s premiere leadership and workforce development resource, will launch online courses to further develop the next level of leaders.

Webinars, seminars, and small group sessions based upon the book have already helped companies and their employees form partnerships to increase the value each employee has within their organization.

“How did you get promoted faster than your peers?” was the first question asked of current and former executives from Apple, Xcel Energy, Chesapeake Energy, other major utilities, big box retailers, manufacturers, plus marketing, manufacturing and technology companies. It took over ten years to gather all of the executive’s stories during one on one interviews. In 2013, all of the interviews were compared and organized into 7 key principles, resulting in Fast Forward Your Career, a book with a companion Career Success Tool Kit.

“Webinars, seminars, and small group sessions based upon the book have already helped companies and their employees form partnerships to increase the value each employee has within their organization,” reports Utility Leadership Academy Manager, Shannon Miller. “The result for employees is they are prepared for the next level of their career earlier, are able to build stronger teams and move forward as fast as possible.” Shannon goes on to say, “Utility companies can especially benefit from more prepared and engaged employees because of the upcoming surge in retirements leaving gaps in key positions.”

In early 2015, the Utility Leadership Academy, the energy industry’s premiere leadership and workforce development resource, will launch online courses to further develop the next level of leaders. In addition to teaching the principles that helped so many current senior executives be successful, the courses will actually guide participants to create an individualized Career Success Plan.

The book, Fast Forward Your Career contains career planning tools, and the expanded 12 page Career Success Tool Kit, available for free at http://www.successfulcareerdecisions.com, but the Utility Leadership Academy Plans will help any enrolled person create their own plan online.

For more information on the Utility Leadership Academy, go to http://www.midwestenergy.org/utility-leadership-academy. The book, Fast Forward Your Career is available on Amazon.com. For corporate services and quantity pricing, go to http://www.successfulcareerdecisions.com.

About MEA:
MEA serves the people that deliver electricity and natural gas to homes and business. MEA (Midwest ENERGY Association) was founded as a trade association over 100 years ago by distribution utilities, whose vision was to improve safety and efficiency. Today, utility companies around the globe benefit from MEA's industry learning seminars, operations summits, and other events. Members collaborated to develop EnergyU, the world's premier online training and testing system for gas and electric distribution utilities.

Share article on socal media or email:

View article via:

Pdf Print

Contact Author

Shannon Miller
Midwest ENERGY Association
+1 (651) 289-9600 Ext: 110
Email >
Visit website