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SIOP Will Not Mow Your Lawn Three years ago, when I became editor of TIP, I had no idea what I had gotten myself into. I mean that in the best possible way. Which is not to say, I suppose, that I didn’t have some delusions early on. It was probably late March 2013, so I wasn’t fully “official” yet, and I was out mowing the lawn for the first time that season. I had my earbuds in, my Zune blasting away, and my brain musing about what would be different, now that I was an editor. Because editors are, I have always believed, Important People. I was on the cusp of becoming an Important Person! Wasn’t it the case that Important People didn’t mow their own lawns? Being an editor had to have some perks, right? Why, now that I was Important, I might never have to mow my own lawn again! I didn’t take the thought seriously, of course. No one should be even a little surprised that 3 years and one new lawnmower later, I’m still cutting my own grass. SIOP has done a lot for me over the past 3 years, but lawn maintenance never made it to the list. Morrie Mullins Xavier University What I’d like to do, then, is share with you what SIOP has done for me, and offer some advice to future editors as to what they might expect. I don’t think this is advice the incoming editor, Tara Behrend, actually needs, but she and all of her successors are welcome to republish this advice in perpetuity—coming, as it does, from an Important Person like myself. SIOP will introduce you to people you might have never had the chance to work with, otherwise. Ten, maybe 15 years ago, I remember standing at a poster session with a graduate student when a familiar-looking man approached, stared at the poster for a few minutes, and handed my student a card. “Could you send me a copy?” As he turned to walk away, my student gasped and held the card out to me, thrilled to have just had Wally Borman request her paper. Wally must’ve heard the gasp, because he turned, chuckled, and said, “You can collect those and trade them with your friends, too.” #butNoGum The Industrial-Organizational Psychologist 9