Bill Bolling: Having Conversations
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Bill Bolling recently moved on from the Atlanta Community Food Bank, where he served as Executive Director since founding the organization in 1979, to new challenges. He is a community leader and frequent speaker on topics related to hunger, poverty, and regionalism and he works tirelessly to strengthen the community to serve those most in need.
We are delighted to welcome Bill back for his second appearance on #NewBusinessMindset (you can listen to his first and learn more about him at Bill Bolling: Service Leadership.
It is always a delight to talk to Bill, and this was an especially rich conversation. Some takeaways are:
- Social capital, which is not learned at college but earned over the years, is our greatest asset; how to use it is an important decision for each of us;
- The antidote to fear is listening; being respectful; refraining from judgment; and emotionally being with the other. In times of fear it is especially important for us to create safe spaces for people to come together, and to find the right language to use;
- If we recognize that everyone operates out of self interest and look for areas of common interest, we have more opportunities to connect.
You can contact Bill by email at firstname.lastname@example.org and learn more about his current work at www.FoodWellAlliance.org.
This is episode # 75