A Dialogue on Leadership in Uncertain Times – Session 6

December 3, 2009 After a full year of unemployment JFM came into our last session confident that she was on the brink of securing a challenging position within an innovative brand in her industry.  Although there was palpable relief at seeing “light at the end of the tunnel,” she was, at the same time, wistful about the past year.

JFM:    I look back at this past year with a certain kind of yearning.  I was aware throughout this ordeal that I was going through something painful but special.  Sometimes I wonder why I had to suffer so much in order to learn a lesson.  But at the same time it is clear that, for the most part, I needed this wake-up call in order to change.  I mean, who wants to change, really?