I'll share a few of my embarrassing personal stories and enlightenment with you. Why not have fun with my misfortune, and laugh with me?
Fifteen years ago, the Apple employee group invited me to speak at their campus. I sat in one of those high-set director's chairs and talked about career advancement strategies to hundreds of high-achieving, very engaged audiences. In the middle of my presentation, the chair collapsed! The crowd gasped. I jumped straight up and looked down at the pile of wood. Quickly, I put the pieces back together (sort of) in the shape of the chair. "Look," I said. "I am a VP of Engineering; I can fix any problem!"