NY Times Columnist David Brooks offered pearls of wisdom in Chicago at the Executives’ Club of Chicago luncheon yesterday:
Humility and success often go hand in hand, he explained, citing Chicago’s Lester Crown as a perfect example. Furthermore, understanding emotional biases and weaknesses in general, and developing strategies to compensate for them, is integral to good leadership. We’re born with inherent biases – how we deal with them makes all the difference.
As Ida Eisenhower taught her 5 Star General and US President son Dwight: “He that conquers his own soul is greater than he who conquers a city.” Eisenhower claimed this quote as his most important life lesson – and one he had to relearn throughout his career.
Thanks to Stacy Keefe and WBEZ for making my life better by treating me to this luncheon and these lessons.