I’m a big believer in sharing lessons learned. Leadership lessons, lessons in teamwork, lessons in effective thinking are all “things” that are ultimately the dividing line between success and failure, life and death.
Last week I gave a speech on leadership lessons from complex environments, and while the topic was slightly different, the questions afterward were not. The one question people always ask is, “Do you miss it (the adrenaline rush from the SEALs)?”
The short answer is no. I don’t miss the Teams one bit. It was fun, yes, but there comes a time in one’s career where you’ve simply done enough and the thought of doing anymore makes your eyes glaze over with boredom.