Among the common types of people that work are those that are content with the work they are doing, those that want to climb up the ladder, and those that are a combination of both. Susan McGalla happens to be the combination of both. While she was always content doing the work that she was doing, she has always wanted to climb the ladder and make a successful name for herself. It has shown in the type of work that she has done. She did not believe that just because she was a woman, she had to just barely skate by and accept nothing but low level positions.


One thing that is common in any industry are people that do just what it takes to barely get by. Some people are content with that. However, they are also vulnerable to a lot of problems in the case that their work runs out. As a result, they have to act fast in order to get the type of job they need. At least when one climbs up the ladder, she will get the extra room for failure. Susan McGalla has chosen to move forward with her career choices. She has looked for the types of companies that she is passionate about and has decided that she wanted to hold a specific position. As a bonus, she had more room being a higher level worker.


Susan McGalla has shown that she does have the drive and the ambition. This is not because she just worked hard. She has also done a lot of research on what it would take to run a successful business. She has felt that she could be a leader. One of the reasons that she is a good leader is that she is always an example of what to do. She does not just bark orders. Susan also understands the importance of working smart and having a way to enjoy all of the results of her efforts. As a result, she has learned how to generate passive income for her efforts. This is one of the ways that she has achieved financial independence.


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James Dondero is the president and co-founder of Highland Capital Management. He currently stays in Dallas, Texas. Dondero is experienced in credit and the equity markets that focus entirely on the high yielding and distressed investments.


Since it was started, Highland Capital Company has been leading in not only the collateralized loan obligation but also in the development of credit oriented solutions targeting the retail and institutional investors around the globe.


Dondero also executes his functions as the chair of CCS Medical, Cornerstone health care and Nexbank. He also serves as a board member of MGM Studios and American Banknote.


Philanthropically, Dondero is actively involved in supporting various initiatives in education, public policy and veteran’s affairs. While working as the Chief Investment Officer, James Dondero assisted in the building of GIC subsidiary of the Protective Life.


Dondero started his work while working as an analyst in the training program of Morgan Guaranty. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia where he was able to graduate with the highest honors in accounting and finance. He is also a recognized management accountant, and he has been able to earn the privilege of using the chartered financial analyst designation.


According to PRNewswire, Dondero was recently appointed to be the member of the executive board of the Southern Methodist University in the Cox School of Business. Highland Capital Management has been showing a lot of commitment to the programs at the Southern Methodist University. Highland capital has been supporting the Tower Scholars, which is a program that was established to recognize and also to encourage the professional and academic pursuits in the public policy.


According to the PRNewswire, the Cox School found at the Southern Methodist University has been contributing to the vibrant business community located in Dallas. Dondero has been appreciating the honor of providing assistance to the various growth initiatives currently underway in Dallas.


The executive board of the Cox School of business is made up of 100 members who are appointed. Most of these members have a nonacademic background, and their primary role is to provide advice to the business school. The executive board members do meet three times in a year mainly in the fall, winter and also in the spring.