SIXUpsetting Expectations

The Emotional Work of Stewardship

AT THE SAME time that we contemplate our strategy and chart our next steps, our thoughts are also on how to deal with the people around us to build support for our intentions and the process we have in mind. This is the beginning of the journey toward stewardship. The starting point, as with all change, is to get clear within ourselves. We need to be sure that we are personally choosing stewardship and not acting out of obligation or a desire to please.


IT IS HARD to know at times whether we have chosen or borrowed the words we use and the path we pursue. We can assure ourselves that the choice is real when the following is true:

• We have found a good business or organizational reason ...

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