“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.
Throughout the world, nations, organizations, families, and individuals are reacting to the seemingly ever-increasing pace of change. Shifts in demographics and a rapid increase in technological advances is resulting in the collapse of the social systems previously designed and implemented throughout our societies, organizations and lives. These systems—including education, healthcare, energy, transportation, communication, and governance.