The Oracle at Delphi has the inscription, ‘Gnothi Seauton’ carved over the entrance, which means “KNOW THYSELF.” How many people can honestly say they do? For centuries, men and women have asked themselves things such as who am I? What do I want? Why am I here? along with a myriad of other seemingly imponderable.
“Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgiving, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.” – Proverb When people talk about the ‘gift of gratitude,’ they often assume it only means the act of expressing our thanks to another. What most miss, however, is the gift we receive when we are grateful.
Leaders spend a significant amount of their time thinking about, talking about and planning where they are leading “to”. This includes strategic planning activities, scenario planning, leadership team offsites and stakeholder communication. But they tend to frequently overlook and underinvest in the space “from which” where are they leading. Engaging in personal inquiry and developing.
“Constant change is the status quo.” – Shireen DuPreez On the surface, that statement seems to contradict itself, but in reality, it’s true. Shifting populations and a hyper-connected global workforce means today’s workplace is no longer a sea of white, middle-aged men in dark suits. The modern workplace is a diverse ocean of individuals representing.
“A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle.” – James Keller When my daughter was five years old, her face was smudged with chocolate before lunch one day. When I asked if she had eaten all the cookies in the kitchen, she cast her eyes downward and whispered, “No.” The desire to avoid presumed punishment.
In a recent coaching session with a CEO, we were discussing a challenge he was facing to advance the organization based on some critical decisions. He fully embraced the notion that with great power comes great responsibility and accepted it was his responsibility to move the organization forward. The acceptance part wasn’t the challenge, but.
Confession time: I am an unabashed tree lover. For me, trees are the ultimate example of leadership. When I walk through a forest, surrounded by trees, both tall and small, I experience a sense of connection like nowhere else. The forest is a wonderful role model for cooperation, health and vitality.. Beyond my personal love.