"I always remember that to be critiqued is part of being human; no one can escape it; it's the price you pay for putting your vulnerability on display as a creative person. Failure is very important, as it is inevitability in life. Incredible growth, self-realization and reflection comes from failure."
Former Mayor Richard M. Daley helped transform Chicago from a place that had been beset by scandal and racial divisiveness to one of America's best-run cities. Here, Mayor Daley talks about the importance of building trust, maintaining relationships, and inspiring teams; all with an eye on moving the core agenda forward.
"One of the most interesting and challenging parts of my job is being equally creative and business-minded in every aspect of our company. I've never been to design or business school, but in some ways that has helped me because I didn't think about impossibility. I've learned on the job and trusted my instincts."