Clayton Reeves graduated in 2009.

Clayton Reeves graduated from the Crosby MBA program in 2009. He works in the Kansas City area as a strategic executive with Great Plains Energy and as an entrepreneur. He enjoys working with startups and mergers and acquisitions as well as writing. Reeves is a CFA Charterholder.

This post was originally published by Reeves on LinkedIn.

I’ve moved around quite a bit in my career and to some this may seem like a lack of commitment or an indication that I’m not in it for the “long haul.” To the contrary, I am and have been positioning myself to have a long, engaging career by assembling a set of skills that I both enjoy and am above average at performing.

People often ask me how they can increase their compensation — though that should definitely NOT be the only goal when making career decisions — and get into a position where they feel actualized and rewarded for all their hard work. I give these people the same advice, so I thought I would put pen to paper and share my ideas with my LinkedIn associates. The following four philosophies have helped me in my career, and I hope they can help you, too. (more…)