Leadership with Daryl

Typically when I fly, I put on my earphones and get my laptop out. It’s a great time for me to just chill out and get work done. Surprisingly, I’m really not that social on airplanes but for some reason on a recent trip I struck up a conversation with an older gentleman sitting next to me named Daryl.

Daryl has been retired for a while but had quite the career, spending 35 years at corporate Coca Cola. I immediately realized what an opportunity this flight was going to be for me. I closed my laptop and put my earphones back in their bag. Daryl and I both ordered coffee with our bisque cookies and I was ready to take notes from someone who I perceived was a man full of wisdom. Daryl didn’t let me down! (more…)