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Dear Community,

Every December I enjoy sharing a short and sweet message with you to end the year, something to say thank you but not overwhelm your inbox.

Rather than force myself to think of something, I let the message come to me.

A few days ago, the phrase I’d been waiting for arrived: Making space.

Before you read on, sit for a moment with that phrase and see what comes to you.

Here are a few ways in which it speaks to me.

  • I thank you for making space for me in your world.
  • We can make space for marginalized voices by prioritizing them first in meetings.
  • Making space for someone’s views doesn’t mean agreeing with them.
  • We might fall in love with a particular business technique, like starting off presentations with a story, but we can make space for cross-cultural differences and discomfort around our approach.
  • We can make space for the well-being of our employees or clients by offering walking appointments or non-Zoom calls.
  • What if we made space for grief, worry, or sadness during the holiday season?
  • What can you let go of in 2024 to make more space for what matters to you?

I wish you the space to feel what you feel in this tumultuous world. I appreciate your trust in me, and I look forward to reconnecting in 2024.

Happy holidays,


Vicki Flier Hudson

Vicki Flier Hudson, Chief Collaboration Officer for Highroad Global Services, Inc. inspires people to leverage the full power of differences. She has helped countless large-sized corporations establish successful operations across the globe and build bridges across cultures, distance, and time.

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