The Wisdom in Embracing Mistakes

Wisdom comes not from age but from education and learning.

– Anton Chekhov (1860-1904), Russian writer

There’s no doubt that age makes you wiser. As time passes, you learn from your mistakes. If you’re wise, you conclude that you’ll never stop learning. But what comes along with that wisdom is the corresponding realization that you’ll also never stop making mistakes.

The best you can do is to minimize your inevitable errors of judgment. And one of the ways you can do that in business – the same as in the rest of your life – is by learning to listen.

Business skills – including communication, management, and leadership – are an absolute must to master. And what’s interesting about them is, you can’t learn them once and know everything. As times change, so do the ways you run a company.

In this episode of It’s New Orleans: Out to Lunch hosted by Peter Ricchiuti, Michelle K. Johnston, author of The Seismic Shift in Leadership, keeps corporate executives abreast of those changes and reveals how true connection drives results.