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“A Kiss is a Terrible Thing to Waste”
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“A Kiss is a Terrible Thing to Waste” (Meatloaf)
One of the biggest debates in Naked Leader over the last few weeks is this – should this weekly thingy end with a kiss, or not?
Yes, as the world realises that leadership is the key to our future, as “authentic” leadership (be successful, by being you) gains increasing momentum, we find ourselves debating a single letter.
Over the last ten years, it has been the most consistent and emotional of feedback – the two extremes being “What on earth is that X at the end, if it is what I think it is, please unsubscribe me right now” to (in a week we missed it off, by mistake) “What, no kiss? What’s going on David?”
So I asked the question of our wonderful technical team – “Can we ask people if they would like a kiss, or not, and customise accordingly.”
To which I received some very interesting looks, which can be summarised as “go away.”
So… The conclusion?
And the learning point?
Be yourself, always – be true to yourself and what you believe, no matter what others may think or say
and love from me to – I am just being myself! x
Glad you are being yourself and left a “X”
Not realy me, but whats the problem? No kiss from me, but not my thing.
Why should we divorce emotion from the workplace? We spend hours with our colleagues and customers and suppliers! Is it more about understanding your map of the world compared to that of your counterparts? I am not a touchy feely person but a kiss rarely offends! and a smile can make my day ! Be positive….be yourself.
Hi David, interesting debate this one. I’m firmly in the be your own person camp – consistently. Its what makes us us, and what makes us feel comfortable. No point spending life wearing a mask.
I love the kiss! It’s so personal and loving. And absolutely you David. Big love x
Authenticity is key and I’ve got used to you x’ing so please carry on!! x
Totally agree, keep the kisses coming.
Absolutely agree, always be true to yourself x
It’s not a Mars and Venus debate – if an “x” gets you out of your comfort zone then you have a long way to go. x
Those that mind dont matter & those that matter dont mind! x x x
Keep on with the kiss David. Px
Keep the kiss.
Definitely leave the x
Not something I’d do but it’s definitely something that’s part of you that I expect, respect and like….x (couldn’t resist)
Kisses please. xx
A kiss is meaningful. Even between men. Do it.
So important to be true to yourself – David x x x
Controversial… Love it xx
I would never kiss a man anywhere other than on his forehead. Leaving a kiss on a document is fine provided the person it is intended for doesn’t think there’s more to it and the person giving the kiss is making a pass.
Whereas I would kiss a man anywhere.x
I quite enjoy a kiss from a man. Works for me.
I love the kiss!
Why on Earth would yo not??
There’s too many haters and bad news in the world as it is. Pass on the love where possible.
XX Michelle XX
Keep the kiss, it makes me smile x
I would leave a kiss for a woman. Kissing men is not for me but then it takes all sorts.
I like the kiss, David. It’s all about authenticy as you say. As for kissing being only for women and not for men, sounds a bit suspect to me – please don’t start discriminating.