“You can’t solve today’s problems with yesterday’s solutions.” And yet strangely enough, so many of us are trying to do just that.
The Challenges of Leadership in the 21st Century: yes it’s lonely at the top but does it have to be?
It’s lonely at the top but does it have to be? Co-leadership offers an alternative way to meet the challenges of leadership in the 21st Century
Local leaders don’t just have skin-in-the-game, they have their lives on the line. But right now when it is most needed, they cannot get funding to do the crucial work of supporting their communities where they hurt most.
For many years I have heard folks talk about the metaphor of the glass ceiling. But in my experience it was never the ceiling. For me it is the glass hurdles – the unseen stumbling blocks that trip me over, knock me down, and undermine my confidence when I least expect it.
Our need to feel useful should not overpower the needs and desires of those we are trying to help, and the help itself should not be a constant reminder of people’s hardship. I realized that for those of us in the privileged position to support others in times of need, it wasn’t enough just to want to help. We have a responsibility to search for ways to do it with dignity and grace, that uplifts and empowers those that we are supporting.