What an insightful read Joe.
My favorite takeaways:
* "Mistakes do not define a person, but how we respond to them does."
* "I don’t regret my mistakes, only the time it took me to learn from them."
* "How did Churchill or Roosevelt thrive during World War Two? How did Abraham Lincoln operate through his doubts and moments of guilt during our Civil War? … By being certain of the validity and rightness in one’s position and acting in accordance with the needs and well-being of the people under their charge."
* "Innovation is not always the next iPhone, tablet, e-car or dating app. Sometimes innovation is as mundane as showing up. Having the courage of one’s convictions."
Another leadership quote I've long admired:
“A leader. . .is like a shepherd. He stays behind the flock, letting the most nimble go out ahead, whereupon the others follow, not realizing that all along they are being directed from behind.” (N. Mandela).
P.S. I absolutely knew there was way way more to you than being able to make a great pizza Joe ! lol