My dearest Stuart, holy smokes!!! With this story, you made me cry all my tears and repeat "Oh my gosh" countless times...
My respect and love for who you are as a person were multiplied a 100x today!
If I read this story a year before, you would, without any doubt, have been my favorite sample to give to my mentees whenever I was introducing the difference between a Cover-up culture where people are treated as "things" and a Daring-greatly one where they are treated as "whole"!
"When the culture of an organization mandates that it is more important to protect the reputation of a system and those in
power than it is to protect the basic human dignity of individuals or communities, you can be certain that shame is
systemic, money drives ethics, and accountability is dead" ~ Brené Brown.
Thank you for having restored my faith, my friend!