By Dan Hammond, Chief Disruption Officer, LIW

Brexit continues to deliver terrible leadership examples that are hard to learn from so this week, an escape. Something soothing and personal.

In 2017, I fell out with a friend over Brexit. However dumb that sounds, I did.

Time passed and my wife recently pointed out that we don’t fall out with people – it’s a bad example to our daughters – so we agreed we should reconnect.

My message to him expressed how much I value and miss our friendship. I held my breath as I read his reply.

His cancer had returned and he was in pre-op for a major spinal procedure. He was magnanimous and as regretful as I was.  He signed off with love.

 

What does this mean for leadership?

Don’t let a toxic environment destroy what you value.

Don’t wait to connect.