“Quite a few years of life have strengthened my conviction that each and everyone's existence is deeply tied to that of others: Life is not time merely passing by, life is about interactions.” – His Holiness Pope Francis
One benefit of my unusual career path is that I’ve had the chance to interact with and learn from numerous people across the worlds of business, academia and the military.
I’ve listened to top executives describe their triumphs and their challenges, both personal and professional.
I’ve worked alongside some brilliant researchers, who opened my eyes to new ways of seeing the phenomena of human behavior in organizations.
I’ve followed and led military professionals whom I’ve trusted with my life because I knew they trusted me with theirs.
I’ve been lucky.
Another benefit of these diverse experiences has been the realization that time marches on without ceasing and material success is fleeting (and grossly unimportant in the grand scheme of things). What’s important is how you treat people and how you make their lives a little bit better.
What’s important is to remember that in every interaction with our fellow humans we have the choice toRead More