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"From what we get, we can make a living; what we give, however, makes a life."
Arthur Ashe

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Leadership Notes -- Thoughts on Leading People and Making a Difference in Organizations

Word count this issue: 143

Estimated reading time:  1.05 minutes

 

 

The photograph was simple. A child face down in the surf. 

 

The wisdom traditions inform us, how you respond to the widows and orphans of the world is the measure of the health of a society. The same is true, I argue, about any collection of humans from families to organizations; how do you respond to the people left outside?

 

The late American theologian and philosopher William Sloan Coffin said, “The world is now too dangerous for anything but truth and too small for anything but love.” 

 

I am curious, what do you see are your responsibilities as a leader in the face of “the widows and orphans” around your organization, and in the world? And remember, if not you, who?