Here’s what class members said:
How we treat those who make mistakes is integrally linked to our leadership styles and it’s worth all of us taking hard looks at how we may support the system that exists, and what it could take to better it for all people involved.
From a leadership perspective, I learned we always have the ability to plant seeds. We may feel as though our daily efforts fall short or aren't heard. However, in the long run, planted ideas can become larger than we might initially think.
The concepts of growth can be applied to a leader in their role to helping people grow by understanding why they act the way they do and not punishing but challenging them to grow into better members of our society.
As a leader, some of my actions are considered punishment or correction. I now view these actions in a much broader and more thorough way. I was especially prompted by this seminar to ask and answer the question: "Why punish?"