These bits are written in the first-person.
My work ethic was established by my dad, my sense of playful humor inspired by my mom, but wisdom was crushed into me, sometimes against my will, over three decades of realtime experience leading other human beings. If you lead the team, then you are first in line for pleasure or pain.
As a life-long entrepreneur I have lived through the business seasons of both success and failure—some I planned and some that just happened to me:
I discovered the need for a clarified mission through my own experience of trying to do--and trying to be--too much. I could have titled this paragraph, “High Altitude Leadership and the Trouble with Loneliness” because as a strategic thinker I am always drawn to the highest altitude perspective on a situation, but I often ruined relationships because I failed to take care of the people around me. I have learned the hard way that executives can’t execute any faster than the speed of relationship:
A radio interview. Skip to minute 13:12 for a conversation on coaching, generous ambition, and healthy growth.paragraph text here.
More radio. Skip to minute 3:45 for insights on the long music career, overcoming failure, and the importance of advisors in exit planning.
Enjoy an interview with Mark Imperial on how exit planning is basic business strategy.