The poet David Whyte says:
“anything or anyone
that does not bring you alive
is too small for you.”
Maybe he’s too bold, maybe not. One purpose of poetry is to agitate the mind, to create a healthy restlessness. Perhaps there’s a leadership message for us in his words.
Who, professionally, do you spend the most time with? Does he/she add to your capacity or eat up your bandwidth? Are they helping you become a bigger person, a better leader; do they "bring you alive?" If the answers are easy, how will you nurture those conversations this week? If those questions are tough, what will you do surround yourself with life-giving people?