by Nanci Sherman, Featured Contributor
Who… What… When….?
Pete Townsend wrote the quintessential leadership manual when he wrote “Listening to You” in The Who’s rock opera “Tommy” decades ago.
See me. Feel me. Touch me.
Right behind you, I see the millions
On you, I see the glory
From you, I get opinion
From you, I get the story
Listening to you, I get the music
Gazing at you, I get the heat
Following you, I climb the mountain
I get excitement at your feet.
What we can gather from this is timeless in application:
- When you pass by someone, acknowledge them every time.
- Feel what they feel when you speak with them by being really present
- Touch people with your humanity.
- Communicate so people get “the story” – and can step into it with you.
That’s when the “millions” will follow and climb that mountain with you. Every interaction matters. It is your virtual signature.