I have spent over 25 years watching people grow into to leaders and leaders grow into themselves and I always love the moment when this happens, when the leader grows quiet, their followers lean in, and careful, quiet wisdom finds its way into the room.
I have never been one to lead a riot, that kind of noise can be effective, but for me, for my heart, I feel it is not in the cacophony of a riot, but in the stillness of true conversation, in the small spaces left for silence, that leadership grasps hold, that movements are made and changes catalyzed.
Give me peaceful, almost whispered moments and I am all ears. I can hear a leader’s heart when they whisper, and I can feel the tides turn as they speak a truth so loud it can only be heard if you want to hear it. Quiet Leadership.