Most members arrived admittedly tired.  Business is brisk, the pace unrelenting.

But after check-ins and settling in to listen closely to a E/E/E (Expertise/Experience/Experiment) that a member was presenting, the group started to percolate, sharing their insights, similar experiences, questions, and laughter.

By the end, everyone seemed lighter, more energized.

And fresh with new ideas.

I’ve said it before, but it’s worth mentioning again: If you don’t have a safe and trusted space where you can show up real as a leader, find one.

You — and your organization — will be better for it.