Recently, I wrote an editorial for the Kansas City Business Journal on the topic of bringing Kansas City from good to great. I love my home town, and for that reason I am participating in a new Kansas City organization, LIFT KC, founded by Adam Hawley and Kelly Sulivan. This is an organization that unites people who might normally not cross paths but who have a stake in the future of the city.
As my new friend, Adam Hawley, has taught me, we have to “know our neighbor” to solve common problems such as violence. I am sure it is the same in any urban area.
As I reflect on what I want to do differently in 2020, it includes taking a bigger interest in the health and future of the city I love, listening more than talking, and treating those with equal passion—even if I don’t agree with them—as a neighbor, not an adversary. Get involved and meet your neighbors.
Here is a link to the article in the Kansas City Business Journal: https://www.bizjournals.com/kansascity/news/2020/01/31/opinion-margaret-reynolds-know-your-neighbor.html
If you are not a subscriber to the KCBJ, you can read the article here: https://www.breakthroughmaster.com/kcbj-editorial/