Stepping stones

Relationships are key to success.

The people you have around, your family, friends, colleagues, the mentor you discuss difficult topics with, those you turn to when it’s time to celebrate, debrief, understand.

The idea of the lonely hero triumphing against all odds is just wrong. Success is quite predictable, and the relationships you are building – the two-way relationships – are the stepping stones.

I am sorry

As a leader, saying I am sorry is your responsibility. It helps healing and looking forward, it gives perspective, it makes you human.

It is also your responsibility to not make of I am sorry an empty sentence. If you find yourselves saying that too often, as a reaction to the same situations, it should be clear it is time for you for a change.

A different route

What if a simple task, instead of fueling regret for the lack of a challenge, would push us to give our best consistently?

What if a simple goal, instead of fueling discontent for the little reward, would make us full?

Difficult, complex, busy, huge are often considered measures of success and satisfaction.

You can take a different route.