Inspirational Infusion

#33 — December 1, 2011

A good teacher must believe in the ideas he teaches,
But he must meet another condition;
He must believe in the students to whom he offers the ideas.

— A Course In Miracles

Welcome, Inspired Traveler!

Leading and learning never stop — even as we face the holidays with anticipation, joy and that hectic craziness that we are a part of. In fact, the holiday season is a time when we often re-examine our beliefs, rituals and practices that are special to us. Let’s look at how we serve those we lead.

As leaders, we must believe in the ideas we offer and the words we speak when guiding those we serve toward the goals at hand. An authentic leader is a trusted — and successful — one. But if we are honestly going to make a difference in our organizations, our families and the world, we must go deeper. We must also believe in those who stand before us and are a part of the teams we lead.

We have been trained to identify strengths and weaknesses, we can spot a superstar or sigh in the presence of an under-performer. But, do we really believe in those we lead and, most importantly, do they know that?

During this holiday season, along with all that you hold dear, remember to hold dear those who serve alongside you. Too many times, with the extra stress of year-end reports, new year projections and balancing work and social activities, those who deserve much from us get short shrift. So, a few tips:

Don’t assume your staff knows they are valued: tell them!

Service is not just intellectual, it’s emotional: show them!

Performance excellence requires change: acknowledge them!

However, you celebrate the holiday season, celebrate those who give so much to help us succeed — our staff, our clients, our families and our friends. Consider this newsletter a celebration of you! All that you have done, all that we have accomplished together and all that the future will lead us into as partners in passionate service!

I wish you all the happiest of holiday seasons, filled with people that you love, passion for all that is joyous, and possibilities for a prosperous and peaceful future!

Be Magnificent! Have an Inspirational Day!


At InspirationInProgress, we celebrate the service our clients provide every day! Give us a call at 215 260 1611 and let’s begin the New Year with a passionate partnership that opens the possibilities for all people!