This wasn’t what I’d plan to post today. Death tends to derail plans and force you to think about uncomfortable life lessons. Tuesday, my team lost one of our “Thought Leaders”. I despise this trendy title, but it does suit what he was. Though we weren’t close friends, he had a great impact upon my career in innovation.
Death and its cohort, Grief, are harsh teachers. These are the life lessons I’ve remember this week (inspired by our absent friend):
- Follow your passion, no matter who tries to blow out your candle
- Lock your ego in a drawer and keep an open mind when trying new things
- Always keep your sense of humor and share it with others
Innovator. Role Model. Mentor.