I have heard many INFORMS members ask questions like “how can I be more involved” and “How can serving in INFORMS make a difference in my career” and “How can my career become multi-dimensional?”
Such a sincere question deserves a sincere answer and what follows is not meant to be short or cute or overly simplistic–but the answer to those questions is the same” Be a Go-Giver! Being a Go-Giver makes you a more effective Go-Getter!” To understand this principle fully I invite you to read the book “Go-Giver” by Bob Burgh. That and many more deep EQ lessons and training that are especially relevant for us quants are found between those pages!
In my opinion, the book “The Go-Giver” is required reading for aspiring analytics professionals… and humans.