Here are some personal musings on the past year and how its lasting lessons may in fact make us all stronger at work and in the most important venue of all, our lives. After all, as Einstein once said, “Failure and deprivation are the best educators and purifiers.”
Although COVID-19 is far from over and social unrest over the presidential election has spilled into 2021 and shaken our democracy, the light at the end of the tunnel seems near. So, as we cautiously step away from the edge of the abyss, what have we learned from the chaos, deprivation, and losses of the past year? Conversely, what things have we discovered—perhaps to our surprise—that hindered us in the past and we can leave behind?