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Lessons From Snow

This post originally appeared on the blog of Interaction Institute for Social Change.

I live in New England, where everything is under a thick blanket of snow, and the temperatures are in the single digits. Many forms of transportation have come to a full halt. And I still needed to get to New York to lead a Facilitative Leadership training! My train was very late, and I realized, I could fume and panic, but that isn’t likely to change the situation.  (Tried that. Didn’t work.) Since leadership often means noticing and naming what is really happening right now, I decided to take a few moments to notice what this weather can teach me about leadership.

North-eastern US shut down due to historic blizzard

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By the time we hit fifty, we have learned our hardest lessons.

We have found out that only a few things are really important.

We have learned to take life seriously, but never ourselves.

~ Marie Dressler

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