I recently asked colleagues to rate my leadership skills and give me feedback about where I can improve. A strong theme emerged around my ability to listen.
We have all fallen victim to the power of “shoulds.” We say it all the time. “I should eat better.” “I should work out more.” “I should be saving more money.”
As the year draws to a close, amidst the swirling chaos of the holiday season, some of us like to reflect on the year past, and “gear up” for the future.
I always try to look to look past the obvious and find the buried beauty in the world around me. Not just to look, but to see, absorb, and appreciate beauty and excellence in non-traditional examples.
One of the benefits of following the Chicago Cubs this year has been watching the way the team has coalesced into a high functioning organization that leads from the inside out.