Last week was a very busy one for me for writing and reflecting. To write is to learn.
I finished my five-part series on leadership during the pandemic in Austin’s definitive cultural magazine, Urbānitūs. I owe a debt of gratitude to the Editor and Co-founder, David Judson, who really brought out the best in me and helped make the series much better. I was also able to work in the historic and tragic events of the week — a week I’ll never forget.
I hope you enjoy the series. I know enough leaders in Austin who worked through these same five phases in 2020 to know it resonates. One in particular is Emily Ramshaw, the Co-founder and CEO of The 19th, an organization we are proud to support (both before and after launch). And what a 2020 Emily and her team had — The 19th became more prominent than she could have ever dreamed! In a meeting on December 9th, Emily helped me by affirming that these were in fact the same five phases she worked through.
What a year 2020 was, and what a start to the New Year that 2021 has become.