San Diego fires brought unity out of adversity

“Unity is strength….When there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved.” Mattie Stepanek
Sometimes it takes a challenging situation to let us know what is really important in life. Last week’s fires caused tremendous chaos in our San Diego communities and also allowed us to see some positive examples of people working together. As many of us were being evacuated, there seemed to be a common theme about what we took with us. After people and pets, the other things seemed to pale in comparison. What I was impressed with was the amazing teamwork displayed by our police, fire agencies, and the military. They worked in unison under very trying conditions and although homes were lost, more amazing was the number of homes and lives they saved. As we get back to normal this week, I want to make sure we all take some time to recognize these fearless and tireless heroes.
Weekly Wisdom by Jerry Rollins, Chairman and CEO of Sage Executive Group