I learned a lot in this conversation. That’s a euphemism for it being challenging for me, since her values and working style differs from mine. You’ll probably hear me struggling to listen and learn her experience and perspective.
Part of why I invited her and value our friendship is our different values. Different values mean we balance them differently. Leadership means listening, making people feel understood, and supporting them as people, even when you disagree, at least my style.
Listening now, I don’t think I listened as much as I could have. I could have learned more about a different perspective that many people share. This conversation led to several monologue posts I put up on awareness often leading to inaction, rather assertive ones.
As always with Ann-Marie, enjoyed the conversation and valued her being herself.
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