Inspirational Infusion

#42 — September 1, 2012

If I were to wish for something, I would wish not for wealth or power
but for the passion of possibility,
for the eye, eternally young, eternally ardent,
that sees possibility everywhere.

— Søren Kierkegaard

Welcome, Inspired Traveler!

In September our minds turn to new beginnings, new possibilities, that dawn with the gentle close of summer and fall’s changing winds. Fall has always been my favorite season and one that inspires me to renew my belief in open opportunities and unfurling passions that have been dormant in the lazy summer months. Or, maybe it’s just the continued thought of “new school shoes” that is embedded into my being!!

As a leader, harnessing the energy that comes with a change of seasons is critical; your followers are engaging in new and exciting ways and this influx of change can produce excellent results for departments, companies and individuals — IF the leader is wise enough to pay attention and embrace the flow. How do you do that? How do you capture and leverage the energy of excitement when new budgets lurk, projects need to be brought to a close and deadlines are looming? Well, here are a few suggestions:

Embrace silence!
Many are uncomfortable with silence and miss the messages that appear.
Be curious!
Ask questions and explore the mystery in order to bring possibility to life.
Resist judgment!
Suspend assumptions and don’t edit.
Be open!
Say yes before no, listen deeply and remain open to potential.

As the leader, you set the tone for everything — the energy, the results, the passions and the possibilities for greatness. See the world as a new explorer, uninhibited by negativity and limits! Embrace the passions and the possibilities — your people will follow and embrace the newness with open arms! New school shoes? Always appropriate!!

Be Magnificent! Have an Inspirational Day!

Deborah



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