So, I just spent a most of a week in Mountain View. I was sent here a member of a cadre of leaders-in-development at Intuit. I had an awesome time. It was a week of soul-searching, learning, collaborating and networking. I couldn’t go into everything I learned, but I can get into some of the essential stuff with which I walked away:
- Simplify your message
- Passion for learning is palpable and infectious
- My Troy Brown speech works great even though I have to keep apologizing to San Diego Charger fans (he is awesome, sorry)
- We have some phenomenal business and corporate leads here at Intuit.
- I have to stop being so hard on myself…but at the same time, I have to execute much better.
- You have to accept and even thrive on ambiguity the farther removed you are from the line work
- Energy is vital to motivation (and I have to accept that I actually come off energetic)
There are probably more. I’ll have to think about it. But I am sitting here reflecting and my VPN token seems to have defecated the sleeping arrangements so I can’t thank all the people that I grew with this week until I’m somehow able to overcome this “opportunity”.
The major dilemma is: can I keep the vital few things that I know I have to fix in the short term at the front of my priority list when the day to day responsibilties fill my attention.
Looking forward to my return.