HIRE OF THE WEEK: CLEAN WATER ADVOCATE CHAD PREGRACKE

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SHOW DATE: NOVEMBER 27, 2013

Chad Pregracke is a clean water advocate. He has his own organization called Living Lands and Waters, where he organizes people to clean all the garbage on the riverbanks of the Mississippi River and other big rivers in America.

He’s gotten 70,000 people to pitch in.

What we loved about this guy is what he said on a CNN interview: “The garbage got into the water one piece at a time, and that’s the only way it’s going to come out.”

This is the attitude of a leader. Solutions happen one step at a time—this is how you really take your career by the reins.

Stop being the guy who thinks the problem is too big to handle, and start telling yourself, “You know what, I can fix this. It might take a lot of time and a lot of steps, but I can do it piece by piece.”