Dennis Culloton, President & CEO

Words, words, words. Our jobs revolve around words: reading, finding the hidden message, and creating and revising them. We can also learn a lot from the lessons we’ve been taught as writers to help us operate as leaders.

It’s about giving another person credit that they are able to fill in the blanks, think creatively for themselves, imagine possibilities and solutions from relatively scant information, and create a story that could be even better than the one you would have spelled out for them.

 “What Good Writing Teaches Us about Good Leadership” by Brad Zimmer makes the connection that in leadership, as in writing, it’s all about putting faith in the process, even when that involves starting from scratch when a storyline goes awry,  and trusting others with the framework you’ve established.