Rob Zitz’s Three Pieces of Advice to His Children: Have the Courage of Your Convictions

Rob Zitz, Leidos

Rob Zitz, Leidos

WashingtonExec’s Three Pieces of Advice Series:

“If you could give your kids only three pieces of advice, what would they be?”

Today’s advice is from Leidos Senior Vice President Rob Zitz.

  1. Have the courage of your convictions. Few things will weigh on your heart more than abandoning truth merely to placate others.
  2. Feel passion for what you do. No matter what path you follow in life, if you feel deeply about it you will inspire others and will achieve more than you imagined possible.
  3. Show respect for yourself and for others. As novelist Laurence Sterne wrote, “Respect for ourselves guides our morals; respect for others guides our manners.”

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