Essay on A Reflection On Employment Experiences

1505 Words Oct 17th, 2016 7 Pages
Employment Experiences “I made decisions that I regret, and I took them as learning experiences…I’m human, not perfect, like anybody else.” – Queen Latifa. No individual manages to make it through life without making mistakes, falling short of expectations or failing. These negative moments are critical to understanding new concepts as well as important behaviors that are critical for leadership and development in life as well as in the business world. Many prominent leaders have had moments in their career where they hit rock bottom and then through hard work, dedication and a willingness to learn and adapt claw their way back to the pinnacle of their fields.
No one is immune from these moments of failure, or critical mistakes, or lapses in judgement. For example, Steve Jobs the co-founder of Apple, was very publicly forced out of the company in the spring of 1985 (Siegel, 2011). While Jobs struggled with his feelings of failure after being ousted from Apple, he did not wallow in them and by Labor Day of 1985 he had reached out to a colleague and the two launched the computer company NeXT, as well as Pixar Animation Studios (Seigel, 2011). During his time away from Apple, Jobs learned how to be a businessman, and how to pair what it means to run a successful business with his creativity and vision for the future. Job’s described this period in the following manner:
“I didn’t see it then, but it turned out that getting fired from Apple was the best thing that…

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