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  • Scott Bowden

    The Mistake: Early in my career, in trying to fit into the corporate world, I think I was trying to be someone that maybe I wasn't, and instead be...

  • Sierra Smith

    The Mistake: Early on, I had a hard time filtering advice—and knowing that advice is just that, it’s advice. It’s not a command, it’s not a "you must...

  • Rebecca Donner

    The Mistake: I've done what I would call "knee-jerk" hiring, and it's been done when I am not prepared to lose a key employee – and I typically make...

  • Amanda Brinkman

    The Mistake: Growing up, I always knew I wanted to get into the marketing or advertising space. I was very attracted to film and storytelling and...

  • Dave Signs

     The Mistake: I invested time and energy into people who weren't as committed to achieving the level of success that I had in mind for them in those...

  • Maneet Chauhan

    The Mistake: I make mistakes all the time. I think they are very important because you learn from them, whether they are small or big errors. I don't...

  • Lisa Hamilton

    The Mistake: My mistake was leaving a position that I enjoyed to accept another, less satisfying position that would advance my career. I had worked...