The final film in the blockbuster Harry Potter series, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2,” opened in U.S. theaters on July 15. I must admit some sadness as the saga drew to a close.
From the book series’ birth 14 years ago, my family and I were enchanted with the protagonist Harry, his friends and enemies, and their remarkable adventures. My kids were 12 and 10 back then, and have grown into young adulthood following the unfolding dramas at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and beyond.
We shared author J.K. Rowling’s books, went to the movies, bought the DVDs and impatiently awaited the next installments in the film series. Seeing the end in sight leaves me a little melancholy, though we’re sure to re-read the books and re-watch the movies as time goes by.
As an executive communications coach, I can’t help but think about Harry Potter in terms of my work. Here are the 10 lessons that Harry has taught me