I was debriefing an engagement with a client that has gone exceptionally well and attributed it to two things: their courage and their humility.

Courage to hear what was difficult to hear when I shared 360 information.

Courage to then do something about it.

Humility to not resist, not defend, not self-advocate.

Humility to take in the guidance I was providing, despite their substantial success.  (And I do mean substantial.)

If you saw how hard they worked, and with depth of dedication, you’d know it wasn’t easy.

But the results are gigantic.

They are in a different place.

Their team is in a different place.

And their prospects for the future seem unbounded.

If they hold on to nothing else from our time together, I told them, just continue to show up with courage and humility.


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