On Saturday, Apple's Senior VP of Retail Angela Ahrendts put up her second LinkedIn post since joining Apple (and 11th overall), this one regarding the holiday season.
She said she had been posting about leadership lessons and was looking for one that seemed useful during the holidays, and heard Let There Be Peace On Earth (the BJ Thomas version) on the radio. I'll let her fill you in:
On Wednesday, I was listening to the radio on my drive home and I heard an old song that took me back to my childhood. I hadn’t heard it for a while, and wow — in that moment, it really moved me. I remembered playing it on the piano growing up. Amid all the turmoil in the world today, hearing the lyrics again really hit home.
Brothers all are we
Let me walk with my brother
In perfect harmony
I like seeing a bit more of the personal side of Apple execs, as a longtime Apple watcher it is refreshing to see some personality from the people at the top. Especially when it is a personable message like this.
In her post, Angela Ahrendts says that she'd like others to share their favorite versions of this song. Mine happens to be by Gladys Knight, but I think a lot of people are more familiar with the Harry Connick, Jr. version. And it's such a nice sentiment, I'd like to share it with all of you too. I know it might shock you, but I have a marshmallow center so this really resonated with me. I sincerely hope all of you have wonderful holidays (and don't worry, I have plenty of regular Kelly coming up next).