The Sacred Task

How do you respond when others become angry with you?  As a leader, your ability to receive anger with grace is a foundation for building trust and stronger relationships.  And let’s face it, leadership sometimes involves pushing people outside their comfort zone, into conversations about about deeply held beliefs.  Such conversations are the crucible of change, but they are difficult.  It’s important we remember this

Receiving anger…is a sacred task because it tests us in our most sensitive places.  It demands that we remain true to a purpose beyond ourselves and stand by people compassionately, even when they unleash demons.  Taking the heat with grace communicates respect for the pains of change”

Heifetz and Linsky, 2002


About Ron Sherman

I am the principal of Salmo Elementary/Secondary School, a small rural K-12 school in the Kootenay Lake School District. Happy to be part of the Grand Conversation, moving learning forward and joining with great people every day. Runner, triathlete, skier, blogger, loving husband and father of 2 great boys
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