Balancing the stress of a high powered work world is never easy and at times stress will spill over for even the calmest of individuals.
For me this BIG question is when that stress hits the hot button and things are said in the heat of the moment, what do you do about it?
The choice is to face our missteps straight out, blame others, or like so many do, brush comments under the rug and simply ignore that something said was hurtful or poorly timed.
In an interview on TODAY, our Ambassador to the United Nations showed how one can balance diplomacy, diapers, and dignity and be a model of owning what is often said in anger and exhaustion.
Samantha Power was asked about the fact that in the 2008 election season, when working on Barack Obama’s campaign she called Hillary Clinton “a monster.” She admitted that in the stress of those days she lost her cool and regrets the comment.
She stated that she still feels badly that she could have contributed to the negative narrative that was being woven about Clinton during those days.
She said she is grateful to Hillary for giving her the opportunity to apologize and since then they have worked together on many issues.
This is an example of two GUTSY women willing to listen, talk and make amends.
Now, if we could only get Congress to listen and talk and make amends, we would be in a much better situation than we are today.