The Wake I Leave

Reflecting on how we impact others within our care

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  1. What kind of wake did you leave? After the interaction you had, whether meeting with one person or many, and whether the interaction was one minute or two hours, did you leave a positive or negative wake? A positive wake could include leaving people more engaged, connected, energized, enthusiastic. Feeling safer, more trust, more supported. A negative wake could include leaving people more agitated, anxious, scared, unsafe, and unsupported. Shut down, made wrong, blamed.
  2. And did you even notice? This is the question that is most jarring. Many if not most of our leaders acknowledged that they actually had no idea. It just wasn’t something they paid attention to. Not on their radar. They had the interaction without any part of their brain scanning for the impact on the other human being(s).

An Aftermath

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An After-taste

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or An Afterglow

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Why is Leaving a Positive Wake so important?

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Building individual and organizational capacity through executive coaching, organizational/team effectiveness consulting and leadership development.