I love this short clip by Seth Godin and Tom Peters discussing decency and grace at work. Seth’s advice for the small business owner is especially insightful. I hope you will take a minute to watch it.
I think someone that leads with grace is first and foremost generously helpful to others. They help because it’s the right thing to do and not because they expect anything in return other than the opportunity to advance the shared purpose. Graceful leaders provide encouragement to other purposeful leaders and followers, patience to those working to become purposeful, and professional but resolute censure to those that subvert the purpose.
Grace is not cheap; it’s priceless.