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Avoid Disappointment In Leadership & Relationships

Avoid Disappointment In Leadership & Relationships

In the 4th grade, we went on the coveted family vacation to Disney World.  While in line, I would be feverishly talking about what ride to go on next. At first, my parents go along, chalking it up to unbridled enthusiasm for the grand park and all its attractions.

Eventually though, it became tiresome.

Leadership in Real Life: My Inspirational Night with Thought Leaders Exploring the Pursuit of Satisfaction at Work

Leadership in Real Life: My Inspirational  Night with Thought Leaders Exploring the Pursuit of Satisfaction at Work

Last Thursday, I had the pleasure of attending an awe-inspiring night at UC Berkeley. There was about 40 of us, the honoree was Professor Barry Schwartz (Ted Talks here…yes, plural, he’s quite amazing) whose career has focused on how we approach our work, how we glean satisfaction from that work, and why we sometimes decide to stay even when there is no hope of satisfaction.

The evening was framed that we would hear Barry’s thoughts on leadership, especially within corporate America, while in this very intimate setting. What I didn’t know,

Why Top Performers Fail at Transitioning to Leadership (& How to Help)

Why Top Performers Fail at Transitioning to Leadership (& How to Help)

"Disappointment is the nurse of wisdom." - Boyle Roche

I've had my fair share of disappointment, some much worse than others. When I go to the freezer to attack the Moose Tracks ice cream only to be left with a blank spot where it should be and an empty container in the trash: mild to medium level of disappointment depends on the day.

Taking the top sales performer, the one who has cracked the code, is the best at what s/he does, give them the opportunity to lead others...