One of the key arts of leadership is not to just listen, but also to learn and integrate. It takes all of these steps to create authentic engagement.
During the recent debt ceiling debate, a Southern lawmaker said something to this effect during an interview on National Public Radio. I smiled then and I smile every time I think about this quote.
The day-to-day work of an advocacy organization is not glamorous. We don’t walk the red carpet to attend countless committee meetings nor do we have personal assistants to read and track all the rules and regulations.
Henry Ford is credited with saying, “Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.” This quote resonates with me today for a few reasons.