03 Apr Connect. Now.
By Dan Hammond, Chief Disruption Officer, LIW
Brexit continues to deliver terrible leadership examples that are hard to learn from so this week, an escape. Something soothing and personal.
In 2017, I argued with a friend over Brexit. However dumb that sounds, I did.
Time passed and my wife recently pointed out that we don’t fall out with people – it’s a bad example to our daughters – so we agreed we should reconnect.
My message to him expressed how much I value and miss our friendship. I held my breath as I read his reply.
His cancer had returned and he was in pre-op for a major spinal procedure. He was magnanimous and as regretful as I was. He signed off with love.
What does this mean for leadership?
Don’t let a toxic environment destroy what you value.
Don’t wait to connect.