“The first responsibility of leadership is the creation of meaning.”—Warren Bennis.
Word of the week is LOVE.
As in what matters when your house is flooded.
As in the secret to dealing with hate speech at work.
As in the human capacity to rise higher than Harvey’s waters and help each other.
Suddenly we were overtaken by Hurricane Harvey, relentlessly pummeling the eastern coast of Texas, then fanning out to Louisiana. It was all I could think about. My son and daughter-in-law and their two sons live in Sugar Land, a suburb of Houston, and I have many cousins and friends in the area.
The media’s saturation coverage—can’t help the water allusions—meant that no one could escape Harvey’s wrath emotionally even if we weren’t there physically. Who among us didn’t feel for the people who lost their homes or worse, their lives or loved ones? Continue reading “The Sum – Meaning of the Week: Love”