As the proverbial ostrich, with my head in the ground avoiding discussions and realizations inherent in your work, it’s hard for me to express how meaningful and impactful it is to be confronted with my existing short-falls and lack of purpose. My biggest epiphany was around the manifestation of authentic leadership. Until Wednesday, I truly thought and interpreted musings on Authentic Leadership as basically just having the guts to say what was truly on your mind at all times and in all situations. Now my perception is forever altered.
I feel like I’ve always had a basic understanding that truly great leaders are driven so forcefully by a purpose that it becomes ingrained as a fundamental part of the leader. What I’ve always taken for granted was how the purpose became such an integrated piece. In my head, there was always some traumatic or life-changing event that forced the purpose to the surface, but in my self-reflection over the past few days, I’ve come to realize how simple and naïve of an assumption I’ve forced myself to believe. The work and effort to establish your purpose should be just as difficult and trying (if not harder) as the work that goes into accomplishing your purpose.Like everyone else, I want to sincerely thank you for your help and guidance.
Scott Edwards, VP Medical Economics and Healthcare Analytics, Access Mediquip