December 14, 2019
I was rushed and thrown off a bit from my normal travel routine — flying to a keynote event in French Lick, Indiana. For one, I normally leave my packed bags in the hallway, just outside of my bedroom. But the night before, I decided to carry my travel bag to the basement, nearer to my vehicle. I left my house that morning around 7:15 and halfway to the Pittsburgh Airport, I felt that horrible sinking feeling in my stomach.
You got it — I left my travel bag at home and had to make a quick management decision. Do I continue to the airport and buy clothes and necessities after I land, or do I go back home for my bag and drive to Indiana?
The decisions we make before, during, and after work are filled with starts, stops, distractions, and potentially harmful errors. Individual oversights and errors can and will eventually lead to unwanted consequences. However, we need multiple checks and balances that limit fallout and the continuance of loss, or possibly, an egregious