The reason I’m putting this out there now is that the intended audience for this book was to be my fellow parents of very sick children. They were always so tired and sad, like ghosts, walking the halls of the hospitals, and I wanted them to know someone understood and cared. I’d still like them to know that, so here these few pages are, for them. Or for you.
…es boys for some reason. The fear went away because I realized I could now do eternity and be okay. I could just call to mind the image of one of my sons, or the smell of their heads, or the feel of one of their little feet in my hand and I’d be happy. Give me a Polaroid of one of them to hold on to and I could do two eternities.
As a people manager, your most important responsibility is three-fold: (1) invest time in understanding how team members value their contribution, (2) create the best opportunity possible within the constraints of your organization to empower each team member to operate at their full potential and course-correct, and (3) revisit this conversation regularly (at least quarterly).