MVP: In the end, it's really about people
I’ve been blessed to have had an incredible career in which I have been able to contribute important things to a lot of people. As a teacher and leader, I have been able to change lives (that’s a shameless plug for the teaching profession). I’m not done yet, either.
However, what I have only recently come to understand is that as important as those things have been, what really mattered was being in the relationships with each person. It really is about the person in front of you at the moment, and about being human together.
We forget that in this insanely busy world. Try this – instead of eating lunch at your computer trying to catch up with email, go eat lunch with a colleague. Enjoy being present with and for that person. That is more important than email. Spending time with a colleague will also make you a better leader in a way that catching up on email cannot.
Todays intention: Next week, make sure to have lunch with someone. Get away from the computer and ask the second question. Be present.
This has been our annual 20 Things run of emails. This year we have three bonus pieces of wisdom. If you responded to any of the previous 19 messages, or if you respond to this one, you will be receiving a special email with the three pieces of wisdom we added this year.