In a previous decade, I purchased a low-end vacuum for my low-end college apartment. It was an ugly vacuum, and frankly, I’m not sure it really did anything.
Vacuums are very interesting. The vacuum of space does strange things to how we perceive matter.
Leadership vacuums are the same. The usually result in one of two outcomes:
- Uncertainty and paralysis such as in the case of the murder of Kitty Genovese (listen here).
- Culture toxicity and power grabs.
Either way, it’s an ugly vacuum.
On the flip side, leading with heart is full of richness, empowerment, and impact on learning.