Calling for Stories About the Good (and Great) Leaders!

I’m hopping mad, and I’m not going to take it any more. When will the press (particularly the daily news) start running stories about leaders that give us hope? The leaders who do their best, every day? The leaders who are truly servants working for the “greater good”? The leaders who are ethical, moral, and still manage to be effective? The leaders who care about those they lead, focus on what matters and do what is right?

I won’t deny that we’re hearing about some spectacular leadership failures. But I am weary of hearing about them. I know there is good news out there about the leaders who roll up their shirt sleaves and just get stuff done – and sometimes spectacularly.

I’m sure you know a few – I do. They don’t make the press, and apparently most of their stories are uninteresting to the general public. But I long for these stories. Please share yours. I’ll listen. I’ll be uplifted. I’ll bet others will, too.

I am a former executive in a Fortune 100 company. I have owned and operated an executive coaching firm since 2003 called Aspire Collaborative Services LLC. We partner with great leaders to help them become even greater at developing, improving, and sustaining relationships with the people who are essential to their success. This blog is for leaders and those who help them to be more intentional about relationships at work. My top personal values include respect for others, kindness, compassion, collaboration and gratitude. I work very hard at practicing my values daily and when I don’t succeed, I practice some more. I am married with two wonderful daughters and two spoiled pugs.