#ThursdayThought – Encouraging Other Leaders
Last week Square CFO Sarah Friar announced she was departing to take the helm as CEO of Nextdoor.
In response, Jack Dorsey, CEO of Square (and Twitter) sent her a series of encouraging texts to prepare Friar for the challenges – and success – he believes she’ll have in the role.
What was most enlightening was the encouragement Dorsey gave Friar. Not in the three points of wisdom, but in the preface for the message:
“In considering what you’re about to take on, I believe it’s best to highlight some challenges you’ll likely face. I have no doubt you’ll be able to overcome all,”
Leaders, do we celebrate and encourage others new endeavors, even when that means departure from your team to pursue their own goals?
Dorsey took the time to show humility and an opportunity to build Friar up for her big moment.
Great leaders instill hope and encourage others at all times.
Let’s adopt the same behavior as a go forward mindset today.