Like many of you, we’ve taken these last days of 2021 to plan for 2022. No, we don’t have a list of resolutions for the new year, but we do have some goals – and even a list of some dreams (fingers-double-crossed!).
As we look forward, we find it’s helpful to look back. We know from 20 years of experience and the uncertainty of the past two years that being nimble and reflective can lead us to a better future.
So, in that spirit, here are three posts from the past year that we think will inspire, or at least give you something to think about, as we move into the new one.
May you enjoy the holiday season!
1. The new year will likely usher in new opportunities – or, at least, new requests. How do you decide whether to say “yes” or say “no?” We don’t have an answer for you, but we can assure you that following your curiosity can lead to some fascinating adventures: Following Curiosity With Purpose
2. Dealing with uncertainty is hard. There, we said it. We don’t know many people who enjoy living in the murky unknown, wondering what will happen next. That said, uncertainty is part of life. While we may never look forward to uncertainty, we find it easier to lean into it than fight. It’s why we enjoyed listening to Matthew McConaughey’s book, Greenlights. Now we’re looking for greenlights everywhere we go. May we find more in 2022! A Search for Greenlights
3. The world is noisy, and some days it feels like everyone is talking at us. We believe in communication, but we’re even bigger proponents of meaningful conversation. Looking for ways to invite a conversation that matters? A conversation that gets things done? A conversation that can actually lead through complexity? Here are some ideas: Four Tactics for Meaningful Conversation
– Anita and Rachel
Your partners in leadership.