At a recent dinner conversation, the host posed a question: “What is one thing you’ve learned about yourself this year?” Here are three things Linda has learned this year about leadership, as she reflects on the loss of a dear friend.
Recently, Linda and Brian received news that a dear friend and mentor suddenly and tragically passed away. We were devastated and heartbroken…hurting for his wife and son, hurting for those influenced by his life, and grieving for our personal loss. He made a lifelong imprint on both Linda and myself as people and professionals. We did not choose this experience, we were chosen to share in this experience of grief, pain and suffering. In moments like these, you do not choose to be in pain, you just are. In moments like these, you do not choose to help, you just do. In moments like these, you do not choose to be human, you just are.