Being Thankful for Those Who Came Before Us
All too often leaders sweep into power and overturn everything that happened before them. While that might look bold and knowledgeable, their chances of bumping into patterns from the past are high. Simply rejecting out of hand what came before us is never wise. We throw away the gems along with what wasn’t working. In other words, we lose valuable insights and stand a strong chance of falling into the same potholes. We also make those around us wrong if they were aligned with the previous leader, leaving them restless and concerned.
However, when we can be thankful for the ones who came before and give them their rightful place, then associates know that all is respected – both the old and the new. The system settles and is more inclined to support a new leader.
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