My approach to leadership is explained by the book Synchronicity by Joseph Jaworski.

It’s a style that works well in County government and especially at the prosecutor’s office where leadership requires good relationships with other executives, each with their own area of control. I shape the future by watching for those moments when compassion (and good listening), preparedness (and being mindful) and commitment (and being passionate) come together for a better future.

It’s worked for 24 years! Joseph Jaworski, is a lawyer and son of Watergate Prosecutor Leon Jaworski. It was a pleasure to share this and other thoughts with the San Juan Island Lions Club this week.

Photo credits Lions BJ Brandli and Bill Waxman.