We all bring our past with us. Our experiences, our culture, our ‘baggage’.
Our differences are the ingredients that make the most amazing flavors when the ‘stew’ has time to simmer.
Leaders are like master chefs. They examine all the available ingredients for their strengths.
“What can we use fresh turnips in?”. They know the taste may be bitter, but combined with the right thing, the stew becomes the best ever. But if the master chef discards the turnips, judging them as bitter before trying them – the opportunity for the best ever stew is lost.