Take a chance on me-- the ABBA classic! In addition to being a catchy song, it’s a seriously cool thought that gives you a warm feeling. You are privileged if you can name at least one leader who took a chance on you.
Take a moment to ask--
Who in your career has taken a chance on you?
- Was present when others were noticeably absent?
- Believed in you, even though you did not believe in yourself?
- Persuaded you to hold your nerve in the face of pressure?
- Helped you make a difficult decision?
- Steered you right when you were going wrong?
- Talked you up when others put you down?
- Told you the truth when others told you what you wanted to hear?
- Stood by you when others walked away?
- Kept you going when you wanted to stop?
- Gave you the break that changed everything?
Who took a chance on you?
Let’s name and praise all the leaders who lift others.