Unfortunately I have been to my share of funerals since then. And I have observed that people who pass on are really wonderful people. So I ask, why do we have to wait until people are gone to recognize how special they really are? The answer is we don’t.
Sometimes as leaders we get so caught up in the day to day business that we overlook the most important things. And those “things” are the people in our lives. On one of my coaching calls the other day I was talking to a successful executive that was struggling in reaching his goal of recognizing and appreciating his staff more.