This is ever more tragic since the delegation was traveling to Russia to commemorate the execution of more than 20,000 Poles – soldiers and civilians – during World War II.
This raises many leadership questions we can reflect on – for today let’s ask, how do we mourn this loss? How do we connect in meaningful ways with those whose country is rocked by this disaster – a country that is no stranger to tragedy and oppression, and now, another?
For today we remember – later we can reflect on the human dynamics that may have led to this once the facts are clearer.
For my part I will be reaching out with a word of support and sadness to the Poles in my life – I invite you to do the same.