Lessons Learned – #5

Each year in December I reflect in my e-newsletter on the top lessons learned during the preceding 12 months. Here is #5:

Continuous Growth – My son is playing his last season of high school basketball. At ‘Meet the Cougars’ the coach told parents it’s important we allow children to learn from mistakes. “We try to teach our kids how to handle things,” he said. “Then when they mess up, we don’t let them handle things. That creates a lot of problems when they go off to college.” Amazingly, I heard the same sentiment from an energy company CEO a few weeks later: “A lot of leaders delegate, then jump in and try to fix everything. That makes it hard for people to improve.”


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