When something meets something different, it is called “the verge.” The sea meets the shore; the forest edges the plain; the workplace opens after we have sheltered in place. In the verge, old ways of leading don’t work, and new ways have yet to be discovered. It is simultaneously scary, unsettling and exciting; leaders feel responsible, unprepared and often alone, but this time of transition is when and where innovation happens. The Verge provides the time and space for leaders to listen to each other, support each other and find new ways of living, working and leading together.
Sponsored by Harvard Pilgrim Health Care and facilitated by Dr. Doe Hentschel, LGH Leadership Preceptor, participation by senior leaders in organizations from all sectors is by invitation only.
“We were able to share, listen, respond, encourage, and offer, in addition to critically needed moral support, practical ideas. The awareness that I gleaned has made me more sensitive to what my peers or folks in my department or broader organization, or friends, family, or neighbors may be experiencing. Tone deaf leaders are not useful. I am now far less tone deaf."
“It was refreshing to learn that I am not alone and that we are all striving to do our best under such unusual, unprecedented circumstances. We are all looking for a closer human connection in these times of forced social isolation. We found that coupled with the opportunity to have intellectual exchange of ideas.”
“The diversity of the viewpoints in the group was broad enough to expand my perspective and the group was small enough to allow for the openness and freedom of thought and expression that was required. I was particularly surprised by how quickly the group seemed to accept that this was a safe zone for speaking their minds, sharing their fears, and seeking help and understanding."