Come on, take a time out from this crazy world and enter the vortex with me… “Are there any original ideas, ever?”
Making Sense of Me
Several years ago I hired someone who took all my old family home movies (VHS) and converted them to a digital format. My kids have long since flown the nest, both of them successful, loving humans.
How is your ability to focus these days? You know, the ability to focus without distraction on a cognitively demanding task? Our ability to focus without distraction “is a skill that allows us to quickly master complicated information and produce better results in less time.”
Love belongs in leadership, it’s the secret sauce that when applied causes shift, clarity, brave conversations, connection and stimulates creativity. Consider how leading with love would change unhealthy work environments. It may take walking through a degree of discomfort initially, in the end it could lead to employee retention, greater productivity and ultimately staff who are eager to come to work.
All around businesses are preparing to open, people are gearing up both physically and mentally and for some there’s still the choice to continue to work from home or head into the office. If in the pause you’ve caught yourself rethinking your priorities, realigning your life… you’re not alone.
I find myself and the business owners I’ve been working with lately getting creative, resourcing, innovating and also hitting their stride. For some, birthing ideas out of crisis and conflict that in ordinary times would have occurred as preposterous. Shifting from we can’t to we will, determined to defy the odds and in the process reinventing themselves and their leadership.
The blanket of fog, the flatness, was probably protection and emotional safety from the swirl of grief and change we’re adapting to in this virtual world. How’s your creativity?
The question a leader must know the answer to is, “how much tension is enough tension to keep things sharp and moving forward at pace?” Great question…
I was interviewed about my journey to developing my coaching practice, thought I’d share this interview since some of the answers are relevant to anyone starting a practice today. I also think there is a lot of myth and misconception out there about what coaching is and what it really takes to build a practice. This is not a comprehensive how to, just some questions posed from pure curiosity and some honest answers.