Experiencing Leadership Through Illness

Throughout my early childhood I suffered from chronic respiratory illnesses. The ability to breathe without pushing heavily against my lungs or the absence of a wheeze, those were rare and short lived moments. As I nursed my own daughter this past week through a nasty bout of Strep throat, and then my own infection caught from her, I nostalgically recalled family stories of that period of my life and was struck with how deeply those experiences have shaped my leadership style.