Connection

Leadership Grace

I couldn’t decide if grace was the right word. But it felt right. I’m trying to describe leadership that restores. Leadership that lifts us up.   The kind of leader who senses we’re struggling and asks – How can I help? The kind of leader who senses we’re frustrated and says – Let’s talk. The Continue reading Leadership Grace

To Know Me is to Lead Me

Do you see me? Or do you see a label? Job title. Resource. Output. Cost. Risk. Do you care about me? Do you care about things I care about? Do you care to make my life better? Do you give me something worthwhile to believe in? Do you give me something worthwhile to be part Continue reading To Know Me is to Lead Me

Hazel’s Chair – The Beauty of Simple Human Connections

This was Hazel’s favorite chair. My daughter bought it from Hazel at a yard sale. Just months before she died. Did she know? Today, as my daughter applied a new coat of paint, Hazel was on her mind. And in her heart. Hazel always said hello, And goodbye. From her back porch, in the chair. Continue reading Hazel’s Chair – The Beauty of Simple Human Connections

Speaking of Leadership – Words that Connect

“Words can sometimes, in moments of grace, attain the quality of deeds.” ~ Elie Wiesel One particularly difficult afternoon, a young woman on my team stopped by the office and asked if she could talk. As she sat down across from my desk I immediately sensed that she was hurting. Her eyes were red and Continue reading Speaking of Leadership – Words that Connect

Shedding our Sumo Suits

We’re always bumping into each other. Not literally, of course, that would hurt. We’d have to wear those big sumo suits you see during the funny, between-inning antics at a minor league baseball game. But come to think of it, maybe it really is kind of like that, only the suits are invisible and all Continue reading Shedding our Sumo Suits