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4 mistakes I can't shake

One of the reasons I am a successful writer and speaker is because I have made so many mistakes as I've built my business. I have a lot of material to work with.

By Marissa Levin | August 1, 2010; 02:30 PM ET | Comments (4)

Take responsibility

My respect and trust for those I work with increases when people take responsibility rather than making excuses.

By Jeanine Cogan | July 29, 2010; 10:46 AM ET | Comments (2)

Injured and immature

As a young upstart, I took two important VPs in their mid 60s out for an evening of fun. They were both missing for the big meeting the next day. Apparently, there is an age limit for drinking shots of Jagermeister.

By Garrison Wynn | July 29, 2010; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (3)

Embrace the insight

Analyze all of your mistakes. Talk them through. Embrace the insight and then put it to action.

By Virginia Bianco-Mathis | July 29, 2010; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (1)

Jumping the gun

When the big day came, it was a mess. By the end, the group was angrier and further away from team cohesion and change than they had been before the event. I had been a disaster.

By Hile Rutledge | July 29, 2010; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

Authentic success

I became much more successful as a leader when I grew comfortable with revealing more of myself in the job, worrying less about pleasing others who were bound to be critics no matter how hard I tried to appease them.

By Patricia McGuire | July 29, 2010; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (2)

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