How Can We Support People Around Us?

Support is a powerful leadership tool.

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Sisters Barbara Bush and Jenna Bush Hager explain why providing support to those around you goes a long way in helping others achieve their potential. 

“If more of us lifted each other up, we'd be in a better place where people feel like they could do whatever they wanted,” shares Jenna.

Watch the video to learn more about the power of supporting others.

Jenna: We've realized how our sisterhood made us braver than we ever thought possible. How having somebody that has your back like I've had in my sister, in Barbara, my whole life, creates confidence. She always made me feel like I could do whatever I wanted to do, and that sisterhood can be applied to real sisters like us, our friends, our colleagues. And I think, if more of us lifted each other up, we'd be in a better place where people feel like they could do whatever they wanted.

Barbara: Well, we've been lucky, because we born with a partner and a sister, but many of our friends are like sisters to us, too, including our colleagues. It's simple things. It's knowing that someone has your back when you're walking into a meeting with them, or knowing that someone believes in you on projects that you're working on that might seem overwhelming to you, but if someone else has your back on that, then you feel like you can get it done. And it's not something grand or enormous. It just texting a friend if they're going to walk into a presentation beforehand saying, "You got this. I know you can do it." And those little acts are what make you feel like you can do it. It builds you up, and that's what we've had through each other, in which we also have through friends and colleagues.

Jenna: It's when you have the time to give something to a friend or to a colleague, give it, do it.
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Barbara Bush and Jenna Bush Hager

These twins come from a family familiar with being in the spotlight. Even though their father and grandfather were U.S. presidents, they have been able to forge their own leadership paths.

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