In the days following the tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut, I wrote this blog about leading with hope. Today we once again search for hope as we grieve after another senseless act of violence. Mother Teresa’s words ring true today, “If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.”
As leaders on this day and every day, let us remember that we belong to each other. Let us take a moment to show love and gratitude to the people in our lives who matter most: our family members, friends, colleagues, and those who strive to lead with hope.
Today I hope that we remember all of the leaders and heroes who emerged yesterday in Boston, as well as all of the leaders who choose to lead on a daily basis. Leadership is an act of courage, and we must not back down. Will we continue to lead with hope or throw in the towel? Let’s choose to lead and to share our hope with the world.