What it Means to Lead

I’ve really wanted to write something about the tragedy in Connecticut this past week – but I just can’t.  It makes me sick to my stomach every time I think about it.  Most of you know I’m a huge basketball fan and while catching up on some highlights this week I caught this highlight which put into words that which I couldn’t get myself to write.  Here’s Winthrop University’s Head Basketball Coach Pat Kelsey after his team lost to Ohio State:

The one great part of being in HR my entire career is that you constantly get to meet and work with people throughout your entire organization that just “get it.”  Coach Pat Kelsey just gets it.  I would argue that he is ‘smarter’ than most of our political leaders who don’t “get it.”  They make it harder than it has to be.  There aren’t two or three sides to this, there is only one – we can’t allow children to get mascaraed. Period.  One side and we’re all on that side.   I also didn’t vote for Obama – but like Coach Kelsey I’ll support him and our leaders to make the right moves so that I never have to explain to my sons why another kid was senselessly killed.

Thank you coach for saying exactly what I was feeling!


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