When I saw The Blind Side, I fell in love with Sandra Bullock. Watching her Oscars acceptance speech, I fell in love all over again.
See the movie to watch a great mom – as everyday leader. And see any of these awards ceremonies, where winners are effusive and emotional with their thanks and praise to remember: We don’t accomplish anything great alone. (Oh, there’s always a couple of ungracious winners, like the one woman who interrupted her co-recipient and stole the microphone completely. Who will ever want to work with her in Hollywood?) Generally, the thanks are heartfelt and ubiquitous.
In that spirit, I want to thank the many people who have been commenting on this RFL blog. Lately, the discussions have felt richer than ever before. Let’s keep inspiring and educating each other to lead with our best. I also want to thank the tens of people who wrote me directly after my “shut up” column two weeks ago. I had no idea there were so many kind, positive, and fed-up-with-PC-thinking people out there.
One of the simplest and most enduring acts of leadership is available to you today: Thank the people who help you to
Lead with your best self!