Family Leadership [PDF]

John O’Brien

AACL Family Leadership Oct. 1999

The energy for our leadership comes from broken places in our hearts

Loving the gifts & potential in a person that too many others don’t recognize as an equal and sometimes treat as if empty or threatening

Living with the painful tension between real gains which justify high expectations & the losses that happen when …
… important people leave a person’s life
… transition points require starting over & threaten opportunities & relationships
… when the systems we rely on change & make life harder

Continuing to seek & welcome the goodness in people while at the same time maintaining vigilance and responding to rejection, neglect, & abuse

We need to support each other to continue to struggle with these unresolvable issues.