As the election votes come in, I was finishing listening to the audiobook, Leaders Eat Last by Simon Sinek. It was poignant indeed.
“True leadership is not the bastion of those who sit at the top. It is the responsibility of anyone who belongs to the group [America]. Though those with formal rank may have the authority to work at greater scale, each of us has a responsibility to keep the circle of safety strong. We must all start today to do little things for the good of others, one day at a time. Let us all be the leaders we wish we had.” Simon Sinek, Leaders Eat Last
Some other good food for thought from my friend Kendra Kinnison,
“Woke up with three words echoing in my mind today: Get to work.
If you’re aligned with the ideals that prevailed, get to work. In my experience, when there’s no villain left standing, the pack turns on itself. And when there’s nothing left to say “no” to, the pressure builds to find a “yes.”
If you’re aligned with the ideals that did not, get to work. Politics is only one realm of influence. Be creative. Find another.
And in your downtime, reconnect with our nation’s history. In our short 240 years, we’ve been here many times before. In the conflict, there is hope. (That Hamilton soundtrack could not be more timely.)”