The transition from college to corporate America can be filled with high hopes and vast mystery. But what if you could follow a formula for navigating all the steps you encounter? This formula, the 6 P's-Purpose, Planning, Preparation, Priorities, Persistence, Patience-was instrumental to forging, shaping and accelerating Richard Leo's career in aerospace. For fresh grads and early career pros alike, The Brief chronicles virtually everything you need to know to get on the corporate ladder, take the first step up, and reach for the top. The following topics are largely covered, with surprising but natural guidance in other areas: career journey, networking, communication skills, the resume as a marketing and motivational tool, searching, selecting and interviewing, mentoring, coaching and advocacy; promotion and compensation process; leadership and teamwork; and much more. Commit to The Brief and climb higher than your competition.