Last year, I sat down and did an on-camera interview and discussion with my very insightful friend and former SVP of Walgreens, Randy Lewis. Our little talk produced 17 individual segments and 2 bonus clips loaded with my business expertise and case histories, much of it based on the central concept of Alfred Adler – the pioneering founder of Individual Psychology.
I’m known for a statement I make among my clients in top management: You don’t know s--- till you’re 50!
People with good judgment just get it somehow, but every once in awhile someone puts the impertinent question, “What on earth does that mean?”
If you’re a learner, here’s my take on what begins to happen to you, when you reach the half-century mark:
I ran across this fabulous photo on an intriguing Facebook blog and book review site: The Drunken Druid. It’s located in Ireland. The timely caption beneath the photo is:
Who are the most significant people in your life? How do they view you? Do they rely on you? Draw strength from you? Are they fed from your nature or drained by it? This is, perhaps, life’s most critical question. If you can’t answer YES, where are you?
What our best leaders think about today is authenticity. Not how to express it, but how to reclaim it and nurture it to fill out their own skin. Authenticity carries a charisma all its own, not swashbuckling, but solid, and it wears well with the flow of unpredictable events.