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Leaders, Mistakes And Growth

December 21st, 2011 by Bob Burg

One of my favorite human beings is Dondi Scumaci. The author of several highly-acclaimed books including Career Moves, she speaks to, consults for, and mentors leaders and their organizations at top companies worldwide. If you’ve ever listened to any of our many interviews, you know she is the real deal.

Today, Dondi shares her wisdom with us in the area of leadership and mistakes. Yes, all leaders make them. But, what is it about great leaders and their mistakes that help them grow and become even better leaders? And, how do they create an environment where their mistakes help their entire organization to become more effective, as well?
Career Moves
Dondi Scumaci
As usual, Dondi provides us with a bunch of gems. Enjoy our chat!

What top three ideas did you take away from Dondi’s teaching? Can you see yourself creating the same type of positive, uplifting culture as have those she cited? Please feel free to share your leadership stories.


{Dondi is one of the featured keynote speakers at our upcoming “The Go-Giver Retreat” to be held April 20th and 21st in West Palm Beach, Florida. Check out TheGoGiverRetreat.com for the early-bird discount and special bonus good through December 31st.}

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8 Responses to “Leaders, Mistakes And Growth”
  1. Josh Hinds said at 9:16 am on

    Wise words from two very wise folks! Great conversation as always.

    -Josh 🙂

  2. Dondi Scumaci said at 11:32 am on

    Thank you so much Josh. ALWAYS good to see you. Appreciate your wisdom as well my friend. Bob’s blog is a magnet for encouragement, authenticity and successful ideas. Honored to be here for sure!

  3. Bob Burg said at 12:39 pm on

    Josh, thank you. You are another of my favorite leaders!

  4. Bob Burg said at 12:40 pm on

    Dondi, I love listening to you and being mentored by you. Thank you, my great friend!

  5. Doug Wagner said at 8:20 pm on

    Another great guest Bob. Once again nice to hear the affirmation on the importance of honesty and open communication in corporate culture Dondi.

    Thinking your Florida Go-Giver retreat will be a great event with speakers like this. Plus it is warm there.

  6. Bob Burg said at 10:08 pm on

    Thank you, Doug. So glad you enjoyed Dondi’s teaching. She’s amazing! Hey, I hope it does work out that you can join us in Florida. And I *will* do my best to make sure the weather is sunny and warm! LOL

  7. Roisin said at 7:56 am on

    Hi Bob,
    Great interview.
    I liked how ‘the leader’ made a graph of his strengths and weaknesses from the feedback given.
    A “feedback rich environment” sounds like a great goal for 2012.

    Thanks alot,

  8. Bob Burg said at 12:19 pm on

    Roisin, thank you so much for your kind feedback. A pleasure to have you with us!

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