8 for 8: Business is personal — always  

This is not your typical story about an accidental reply-all email sent company wide. In contrast, this week’s lesson reflects on a very intentional reply-all email. For me, several thousand keystrokes and a single mouse click led to regret, fear, and finally acceptance that business — despite widespread perception — is always personal. In the early days of my career…

8 for 8: Mistakes happen; it’s all about the rebound

Embarrassment is a powerful feeling. It creates a sense of vulnerability and exposure. For me, embarrassment typically emerges from mistakes. These small, yet meaningful failures, remind me what I still need to learn. Early in my career I was fortunate to work with more seasoned professionals who cared as much about my personal development as…

8 for 8: Lessons from a Millennial who learned to listen 

Millennials, the world’s second-youngest generation, receives its fair share of scrutiny. Frequent labels include entitled, lazy, and uninformed. The generation’s response to the following survey question may come as a surprise to such critics: “What do you expect from the previous generation?” Respondents to the “Prosumer Report,” conducted in 2011 by marketing agency Euro RSCG Worldwide, chose from four…