Been awhile since I checked this thread. My attitude is you only live once...give it all you got, don't take crap within reason, and voice your desires. I know I'm young and just starting out, but I have definitely voiced what I want and where I want to be within my company. I get a lot of respect from management for that. For you guys that posted recommended books, I'll check to see if we have those at work. If not I'll have my manager order them for me to read while traveling.
“Innovation is not a big breakthrough invention every time. Innovation is a constant thing. But if you don’t have an innovative company coming to work every day to find a better way you don’t have a company. You’re getting ready to die on the vine.”