I’ve been an executive for a long time. I’ve had a deep faith much longer.
Yet for many years these two massive parts of my life ran in parallel.
Why? This makes absolutely no sense whatsoever. Sure, as an HR leader I got all caught up in political correctness to such an extreme that (for me) it became a bit embarrassing.
Regardless of our faith pespective, do we really believe we can worship one day and then morph into some other person during the week and have that reconcile?
That’s for each of us to answer privately.
I now openly talk about my faith, when appropriate; discuss how blessed I feel, not just quoting the #blessed hashtag; and make sure others know it is perfectly okay to discuss their faith with me regardless of their background or journey.
Is that wrong?
I don’t believe so.
My faith has pulled me through some dark periods (hopefully none of you noticed, because those are tough places to be, let alone when you’re on public display.)
Where does your faith fit into your professional life? I hope you’ve made room.
Thanks for being here.