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Your Career is a Collective Effort

Your Career is a Collective Effort

Havas Global Comms

Havas Global Comms

September 5, 2017

Arnold Worldwide's new U.S. CCO gives credit where credit is due.

Campaign US

By Icaro Doria
CCO, Arnold Worldwide

 

We don’t say “thank you” enough.

As much as sometimes we would like to believe that our own merit got us that new job, award or pay raise, our own career is a collective effort.

I just got a new job. And it wasn’t by my own doing. So I’d like to take the time to give credit where credit is due.

When I was 24 years old, in Brazil, I wrote an email to Tony Granger, then chief creative officer at Saatchi NY. The email read: “Mr. Granger, I read an article you wrote where you mentioned a campaign I did. It would be my dream to work for you.”

Mr. Granger wrote me back. Mr. Granger hired me. Mr. Granger changed my life.

Since then, there hasn’t been a pay raise, a job interview or offer that I’ve received that I don’t credit Tony for. He took a massive chance on me. Back then my English was broken at best, and he had the patience to let me learn. He gave me guidance and confidence. He gave me many opportunities and—best of all—he gave me a clear model as to the kind of boss I want to aspire to be.

Tony also gave me something even more valuable: an environment full of amazing talent.

 

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Campaign US

By Icaro Doria
CCO, Arnold Worldwide

 

We don’t say “thank you” enough.

As much as sometimes we would like to believe that our own merit got us that new job, award or pay raise, our own career is a collective effort.

I just got a new job. And it wasn’t by my own doing. So I’d like to take the time to give credit where credit is due.

When I was 24 years old, in Brazil, I wrote an email to Tony Granger, then chief creative officer at Saatchi NY. The email read: “Mr. Granger, I read an article you wrote where you mentioned a campaign I did. It would be my dream to work for you.”

Mr. Granger wrote me back. Mr. Granger hired me. Mr. Granger changed my life.

Since then, there hasn’t been a pay raise, a job interview or offer that I’ve received that I don’t credit Tony for. He took a massive chance on me. Back then my English was broken at best, and he had the patience to let me learn. He gave me guidance and confidence. He gave me many opportunities and—best of all—he gave me a clear model as to the kind of boss I want to aspire to be.

Tony also gave me something even more valuable: an environment full of amazing talent.

 

Read the full article

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