Over the course of her varied career, Diana Peterson-More has been a practicing employment lawyer, a corporate manager, director, executive officer, and a sought-after consultant and guest presenter. Always she has been fascinated by what motivates herself and others to achieve results, to determine their own unique definitions of success, and then to facilitate a roadmap to get there.
As a young manager, Diana faced the dilemma many confront today. She was promoted because she was a great individual contributor with proven results, and quick on the uptake. Yet she was not trained nor exposed to the fundamentals of supervision and management, and was left on her own to figure it out.
Unhappy at first, and never one to quit (as the first lawyer promoted out of the Southern California Edison Company law department and the first female HR manager, all eyes were on her), Diana taught herself how to supervise, manage and lead – largely by making mistakes and learning from them. Those early days propelled her to self-examination, learning through expert advice, and the school of hard knocks. Along her journey, she received feedback that allowed her to grow from a “tell” boss to the empowering “asking and listening” boss she eventually became, and for whom many wanted to work. Her practice now is helping others learn from her mistakes and to achieve their own unique success.