What an MBA Taught Me…: But My Kids Made Me Learn

  • 5h 34m 40s
  • Bea Wray
  • Gildan Media
  • 2021

Unleash your hidden leadership skills with this powerful, heartfelt guide.

Great business schools know that connection, more than curriculum, shapes great leaders. Every aspect of the experience intentionally maximizes relationship building.

What an MBA Taught Me...But My Kids Made Me Learn is a sometimes hilarious, other times harrowing journey through Harvard Business School, 20 years of business experience, and the most important academy of all: parenting.


That's right. When Bea Wray returned to entrepreneurial work after six years as a full-time mom, she worried. What relevant skills could she bring to the corporate table? Yet her career took off as her interpersonal expertise soared. Perhaps family time can be a breakthrough, rather than a break from professional advancement.

Psssst. "Soft" skills are actually pretty hard...but they can be mastered. As kids demonstrate, we learn best when having fun. In this book, dozens of essential executive leadership lessons are carefully wrapped in humorous and heartfelt stories to inspire and encourage you.

In this Audiobook

  • Chapter 1 - Go for it!
  • Chapter 2 - Things aren't Always as They Seem
  • Chapter 3 - Embracing Failure, Failure Can Be Fabulous
  • Chapter 4 - Your Attitude Determines Your Altitude: The Power of Staying Positive
  • Chapter 5 - Going for Great with Gratitude
  • Chapter 6 - Resilience, Grit, Tenacity: Whatever You Call it, You're Gonna Need it!
  • Chapter 7 - Communication Can Be Complex
  • Chapter 8 - They May Not Remember What You Said, But They'll Never Forget That You Listened
  • Chapter 9 - Taking the Ego Out of Negotiation
  • Chapter 10 - Focus Makes You Unique in Today's Scattered World
  • Chapter 11 - Collaboration and Delegation: Knowing When to Team up and Knowing When to Lead!
  • Chapter 12 - Margin, Which is a Fancy Way of Saying “Grace under Pressure”
  • Chapter 13 - Breaking the Mold on Business Travel
  • Chapter 14 - You've Got the Tools, So What's Your Vision?
  • Chapter 15 - Circle the Wagons
  • Chapter 16 - Write Your Ticket: Because You Can!
  • Chapter 17 - Lagniappe: A Little Bit Extra, for You and Those Around You