Vince Caponi, CEO of St. Vincent Health in Indianapolis and former trustee of Saint Mary’s College, spoke to Saint Mary’s students in a self-described “true David Letterman fashion” talk called “The Top 10 Rules to Live By.” The College’s “Cross Currents” program sponsored this talk as part of its ongoing Collegiate Speaker Series. Using anecdotal framework from his experiences with his daughters, Caponi addressed students with advice on how to approach the business world after graduation. Introducing his “top 10,” He told students that they should consider three things as they go through college and enter the business world. “In order to be a good student, person, employee, there are three things we all want from our experiences: you want to be in on the things that affect you, you want recognition for a job well done, you want to know what you do makes a difference in people’s lives and have a very clear sight of what role you play,” Caponi said. He followed with his top 10 rules to live by. Caponi said his first two rules, humility and gratitude, were underrated traits of real leaders. Going into the business world, he said, someone would take a chance on you because you have no experience, and it is important to demonstrate your thanks for the opportunities you are given. His third rule was about ethics. “The ethical part is your handshake; it is your honor,” Caponi said. “It’s something only you have and you are the only one who can make that positive of negative.” The fourth rule was to have a sense of humor, which is important because you have to learn to laugh at yourself. Caponi said laughter can help relieve tensions in a lot of difficult situations. Caponi also said that everyone should have a “can-do, positive attitude.” He told students to remain positive, especially when first entering the career world. “There are people that walk around with a cloud over their heads, but that will get you nowhere,” Caponi said. “When you apply for jobs, there are going to be a lot of people who are going to tell you that you can’t do it, but you have to remember that you are a gift from God and that you have a unique talent.” Sixth on Caponi’s list was to love where you are. He said that if one does not receive their ideal position in the company, take advantage of the opportunity because situations tend to work out in the end. As a seventh rule, Caponi said he would advise everyone to try and learn something new everyday. Learning new things, especially details about people, can break down the walls that divide us and allow us to start building relationships. His advice was to learn from outlets that you don’t necessarily agree with. The eighth rule was to communicate often and clearly. Caponi stressed the importance of communication, both verbal and physical communication. “In terms of jobs, communication is very important,” Caponi said. “It’s really important that you do it clearly, understandably and often.” The ninth rule to live by, according to Caponi, was to remember that there are two sides to every story. Keeping this in mind, Caponi said, do not rush to judgment and give people the benefit of the doubt. He also said that it is important to explore, probe and to find out the truth in these situations. Caponi’s culminated his top 10 list with a rule that he said was probably the most important of the 10 — volunteer. He said location isn’t an excuse, because there is always an opportunity to spend time giving of yourself to others. “My advice to you is do what you do, and love what it is that you do,” Caponi said.
SHARE Email Facebook Twitter By: Kathy Manderino, Secretary of Labor & Industry Jobs That Pay, Minimum Wage, The Blog Too often in Harrisburg, we lose sight of the real impact on people by our actions – or inaction, for that matter.For years, advocates, business owners, and elected officials have called for lawmakers to raise Pennsylvania’s minimum wage for low-income workers.The goal here is to raise all boats:Lifting people out of poverty allows them to rely less on government assistance.Empowering employees with better wages increases productivity and decreases turnover.Increasing purchasing power for low-wage workers means more customers for small and local businesses.Too often, the workers get forgotten, and so does the true struggle and pain of trying to lift oneself out of poverty working one, two, or three low-wage jobs.Pennsylvanians who work full time at the minimum wage earn $15,080 annually, leaving them below the poverty level for a family of four and unable to afford basic necessities.A full-time, year-round worker earning the current minimum wage earns less than the federal poverty threshold for a family of two.For a single mother with two children who works 40 hours per week, an increase in the minimum wage would lift her family above the poverty line for a household of three.We cannot forget these people, and luckily for them, Governor Wolf understands their struggle to provide for their families. That’s why he’s fighting for better wages for all workers.It is time for us to do the right thing for all working Pennsylvanians and raise the minimum wage.Too many fathers, mothers, grandfathers and grandmothers are working multiple jobs at low wages and still unable to provide enough for their families to get by. We cannot fail them any longer.Let’s raise all boats – too many have been struggling just to stay afloat for far too long. March 09, 2016 BLOG: Let’s Raise All Boats For Workers Read more posts about raising Pennsylvania’s minimum wage.Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf
RelatedPosts Fulham keen on Lookman loan deal Gundogan tests positive for coronavirus Derby County want Jordon Ibe Callum Wilson sent a timely reminder to England manager Gareth Southgate with a brace to help earn Bournemouth a much-needed 3-1 win over Everton in the Premier League. The forward failed to play a single minute while away on international duty last week, but scored his first goals at Vitality Stadium since January to help Eddie Howe’s team secure a first home victory of the campaign after back-to-back defeats. It was harsh on Marco Silva’s Toffees, who created a host of chances but found goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale in top form. They have now failed to win any of their last six away league fixtures. Everton had fired two blanks on the road in this season’s Premier League and were missing Andre Gomes to a rib injury, while Dominic Calvert-Lewin was preferred to Moise Kean, who dropped to the bench. Bournemouth got into their stride shortly afterwards with Cook – on his first competitive appearance since December 4 – pulling the strings. Howe had picked a team with an average age of 24 years and 195 days, making it their youngest ever starting line-up in a Premier League match and a degree of naivety was shown by Premier League debutant Jack Stacey in the 17th minute. The Cherries right-back lost possession inside his half and Richarlison attempted to send Calvert-Lewin through on goal, but Ramsdale was quick out of the blocks and thwarted the danger. Bournemouth’s goalkeeper was motionless two minutes later, though, when Richarlison turned in space after collecting Fabian Delph’s pass and saw a dipping shot from 25 yards hit the crossbar and go out for a goal-kick. It would have been a stunning opener, but the breakthrough did arrive with 23 minutes on the clock and it went to the home side. Diego Rico’s corner – flicked-on by Dominic Solanke – came to Joshua King, who might have scored at the back post, but his ball across the face of Everton’s goal was headed home by Wilson. Bournemouth were struggling to contain the Brazilian and he eventually made an impact a minute before half-time. Seamus Coleman got forward well on the right and played in Richarlison out wide, who chipped the ball over for Calvert-Lewin to power home a header from six yards – hanging impressively in the air ahead of Steve Cook. It ensured it was all square at the break, but Everton had the ascendancy and only a fine save by Ramsdale prevented Gylfi Sigurdsson from giving the visitors the lead in the 48th minute with a fierce shot following Digne’s cut-back. Cherries manager Howe had seen enough and introduced Ryan Fraser with 33 minutes left and in the 67th minute the substitute helped turn the game. An excellent run by King relieved the pressure for Bournemouth and Richarlison could only stop the winger with a foul, which earned him a yellow card. From the resulting free-kick, Fraser’s low curler – which was on target – was sliced into his own net by Delph and beyond England number one Jordan Pickford. Bournemouth, out of nowhere, had the lead again and five minutes later they increased their advantage following some terrible Everton defending. Rico knocked a loose ball forward and Wilson had been left alone by both Michael Keane and Yerry Mina and ran through before curling the ball over Pickford from 18 yards. England Under-21 international Ramsdale was needed again nine minutes from time to deny Alex Iwobi from the edge of the area. With Lewis Cook receiving a standing ovation in the 77th minute and Wilson back in the goals, there are positive signs for Howe again, but not for Everton, who cannot win on the road.— Tags: BournemouthCallum WilsonEddie HoweEvertonGareth SouthgatePremier League