As 2023 draws to a close, we would like to take a moment to personally thank you for your steadfast belief in people’s potential, including your own to achieve great things, for your trust in our services in helping to realise that potential, and for your continued loyalty and partnership over the years. We appreciate and value your leadership.
In reflection and celebration of our collective growth throughout the days of 2023, we would like to share with you the words of renowned Irish poet John O’Donohue, in wishing you continued success on your wonderfully unique leadership adventure.
For a Leader
“May you have the grace and wisdom
To act kindly, learning
To distinguish between what is
Personal and what is not.
May you be hospitable to criticism.
May you never put yourself at the centre of things.
May you act not from arrogance but out of service.
May you work on yourself
Building up and refining the ways of your mind.
May those who work for you know
You see and respect them.
May you learn to cultivate the art of presence
In order to engage with those who meet you.
When someone fails or disappoints you,
May the graciousness with which you engage
Be their stairway to renewal and refinement.
May you treasure the gifts of mind
Through reading and creative thinking
So that you continue as a servant of the frontier
Where the new will draw its enrichment from the old,
And you will never become a functionary.
May you know the wisdom of deep listening,
The healing of wholesome words,
The encouragement of the appreciative gaze,
The decorum of high dignity,
The springtime edge of the bleak question.
May you have a mind that loves frontiers
So that you can evoke the bright fields
That lie beyond the view of the regular eye.
May you have good friends
To mirror your blind spots.
May leadership be for you
A true adventure of growth.”
Carolanne, Gema and the PPI Team