I’ll readily admit, this appealed to my deep desire to leave a legacy of positive change in the world…something I would laughingly refer to as my “legacy complex.” I also have to admit that I knew something of leadership by this time in my professional career, but the idea of a ‘Leadership Platform’ was foreign. I remember looking it up in Merriam-Webster’s online dictionary at some point and discovering, in the context Lisa was using the term, that a “platform” can be defined as “the particular policies (guiding principles) and promises supporting a position of authority and/or authenticity, which become the basis of all actions and further provide the opportunity for periodic celebration and ongoing evaluation.” Blended with the term leadership, I quickly began to see the relationship and understand its importance. I remember thinking: “Wow! Lisa is onto something here.” So off I went, not fully realizing what this challenge would require of me, nor that it would ultimately influence my life’s purpose, increase my personal potential and result in the summation of what I value, believe, understand and do as a leader. In retrospect, I owe Lisa an incredible debt of gratitude.