I’m Eric. After three decades of leading, following, and learning from some of the best leaders in the Marine Corps, FBI, and now the private sector, I thought I’d share what I’ve learned along the way - the good, the bad and the ugly.
Whether you’re already a leader or are aspiring to be one, I hope my experiences will will help you on your journey - maybe make you think or maybe just entertain you. Either way, thanks for stopping by.
How Will You Measure Your Life?
by Clayton Christensen
The three questions Professor Christensen of Harvard Business School asked his students on the last day of class were:
How can I be sure that I'll be happy in my career?
How can I be sure that my relationships with my spouse and family become an enduring source of happiness?
How can I avoid compromising my integrity – and stay out of jail? (Two of Christensen's Harvard Business School classmates were imprisoned, including Jeffrey Skilling of Enron fame).
Professor Christensen posed these questions while thinking of his Harvard classmates, who seemed to have the world at their feet but through the years were met with broken relationships, professional failures, or prison.
Professor Christensen urges us to identify the metric by which our lives will be judged, and then make a resolution to live every day by it, so that in the end our lives will be judged a success.