Every strategic leader is tasked with creating meaning for their teams. They answer questions like, “Where are we going? How will we get there? Why is our work important? What matters most to our customers?” The role of “meaning maker” is especially relevant given the frenetic pace of the change. When you lose sight of where your organization is going over the next 3 months and 3 years, the hyperactivity of today is that much more distracting. Before you know it, your organization has shifted course by default rather than intention.

As we learn to “say no to say yes” we give ourselves permission to focus on how we truly make a difference for others. No matter how large our organization, ultimately there is another human deciding to engage with us. Its important not to forget the human-to-human connection.

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