I am thinking a lot about connections these days. How we establish meaningful connections with each other. How we maintain these connections. How fragile these connections can be in times of stress.
We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men; and among those fibers, as sympathetic threads, our actions run as causes, and they come back to us as effects. – Herman Melville
As leaders we are responsible for our own connections and we set the groundwork for a healthy organizational ecology where healthy connections thrive. This is how we grow and prosper.
The best leaders can “see” the thousand fibers that connect us. They act with purpose and understand every act, big or small, works to strengthen our bonds or weaken them.
Act with purpose. Recognize the fibers that connect us all.