Thought for today:

‘It’s about time we take kids seriously when they say, “I’m sad.” And we don’t say, “Just toughen up,” or “Buck up,” or “Just deal with it.” We say, “I’m here. I’m listening. Reveal yourself.”’

— Lady Gaga

#thoughtfortoday #takethemseriously #everyone #listen

Whilst I like this quote, I’d replace the word “kids” with “everyone”.

Too often those in distress are judged by those around them instead of listened too.

In working with entrepreneurs, I see colleagues, board members and investors saying “toughen up”.

Learn to listen without judgement.

You cannot call yourself an effective leader unless you do.

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