Last night, I was honored to share Barry-Wehmiller’s story and the concepts of Truly Human Leadership with Republican members of Congress during the 2016 Congress of Tomorrow event in Washington, DC.
Originally, I was invited to speak at a small breakout session for 20-30 Congressional staffers. However, because the event organizer found our message so inspiring, I was instead asked to deliver the keynote address to the full 250 attendees.
One of the subjects I touched upon was trust. How can they better establish trust among each other? I shared one of the most valued insights from Barry-Wehmiller’s leadership journey. I suggested that to rebuild trust they should start with learning how to listen with empathy. That is the way we demonstrate how we care for another and truly value each other’s thoughts and feelings. It is the foundation of all trusting relationships. Rather than talk to each other, begin by listening!
It is always an honor to share our message of caring for the lives entrusted to us. It’s the reason we started this blog. It’s the reason Raj Sisodia and I wrote “Everybody Matters.” We want to inspire other leaders to consider a better way to lead.
Here are a few photos from the evening:
With Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House
Neal McConnellogue, President of BW Papersystems, and Tim Sullivan, BW Group President
Talking with attendees