This week's episode of History's Business on the History Channel had a great interview with Robert Parish, the president of Rawlings.
His secret for success?
First, success is something you don't measure over 3 or 4 years you measure it over a career.
Second, something I don't like seeing is someone putting self interests before the company's interest. Think first what's good for the brand, think first what's good for the business and act accordingly. I guarantee you that your personal and professional career will grow at a faster rate then it would otherwise.