Wow! Such great advice and encouragement. I too am sorry that your former direct report could not see the error of his way of thinking. It sounds to me it was more personal than professional; but obviously, his loss because you won and won big!
I’m going to use some of your suggestions and see how they work for me. I truly appreciate your voice of encouragement and support. It’s greatly needed.
You should start a blog on supporting those of us who are climbing to where you are.