High ropes leadership training programs were de rigeur some years ago, so when I was sent, I embraced the opportunity. This meant that I was on the fast track to somewhere.

As the week wore on, the material we learned was significant, and useful. Even when learning was in a harness fifty feet in the air.

But near the end, during a discussion session, we were asked to name something that we stood for. We were to say, “I stand for…”.

When my turn came, I stood and said, “I am a stand for kindness.”

The instructor told me that was not appropriate. Others had expressed their stands in productivity, efficiency, and innovation. “You can’t stand for kindness,” I was told.

Fast forward to today, and I am left wondering just what the response to my stand would be.

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Dr. Bob Nolley

Dr. Bob Nolley

Full time Husband, Dad, Writer, Podcaster, Professor, Leadership Junkie, Media Buff, Sports fan. Research-based writing on behavior, work, and online business.