In this series, professionals reflect on their inevitable career mistakes. Follow the stories here and write your own (please include #BestMistake in your post). “Experience is the name everyone gives to their mistakes.” — Oscar Wilde How many mistakes have I made? I can’t even begin to count them. There were jobs I might have taken (I seriously thought [...]

In this series, professionals share the words of wisdom that made all the difference in their lives. Follow the stories here and write your own (please include the hashtag #BestAdvice in the body of your post). The lessons I’ve learned over my 40-plus-year career have come from a wide range of sources. I’ve turned to business leaders, publications and news [...]

The scandal that is currently unfolding at the VA that has forced the resignation of its lead administrator reminds me of one of the great truths of leadership. Delegating authority and responsibility without attaching accountability and consequences for failing to perform is pointless. I’m sure many of you associate the word “consequences” with firing, but [...]