My greatest lesson is that I don’t need to know everything. That’s a big one for me. And I go back to the pharmaceutical days where I thought I felt like I needed to know everything that a doctor knew, and you don’t need to know everything. You are best to know what you don’t know. And be self-aware of that. Because you can always figure it out.
Often people want the big promotion. I think you learn more from lateral moves than you do from the big promotion. It’s increased responsibility. Because if you call it a promotion, then what is it? You got increased responsibility to do something better, different and more responsibilities. So you’re better just do a lateral and learn a lot more about what your strengths and weaknesses are before you jump?
Learning from different bosses and different leaders that you work with actually helps you add pieces to your management style, because again, there’s no textbook for it. Everyone has their own style. And, definitely different leaders and bosses that you work for help really build that a catalogue of what you’ve got and what you are going to deliver.