Leaders, how are you showing up for others? Are you offering words of encouragement or tearing down members of your team?
Affirmation is critical. A college football teammate that I hadn't spoken to in about 25 years recently reminded me of the power of words.
He wrote: "Damn TP 3rd book. You were always a great leader when we were in school and now you have the platform to have your voice heard. You said something to me on the field when I was a rookie that I teach the younger kids that I coach. It was the most positive way to tell me I fucked up. You simply said "you owe us a play."
"At 44 I remember that comment stopped me in my tracks. Not that you need any validation from me or anyone but I'm proud of you T. It's not every human that could walk in your shoes and come out on top."
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