The more I work with people, the more I realize how very similar and connected we all are. At one time or another, we all ponder deeper questions of who we are, what it all means, and how we can take what we’ve got and use it to make an impact in some small (or large) way. More and more, people seem to be focusing their energy and attention on creating a life of meaning and significance and bringing more of who they really are to what they do.
This act of bringing out the very best of ourselves and others and focusing unique talents, strengths and energy into something that contributes to a greater good is what I call leadership. It transcends vocation, title and role. And it is more important now than ever.
Every day gives us a new opportunity to learn more about what we are capable of, what is possible, and how we can become part of something greater than ourselves. We learn both through our disappointments and our successes, as well as those of others. The best leaders habitually look beneath the surface to behold something greater and find a way to leverage it. There is much to be said on the convergence of life, learning and leadership. And that is exactly what this blog is about.
I believe there is something to be gained from collectively musing and reflecting on every day experiences. Perhaps by examining seemingly unrelated events, we can understand and appreciate the synchronistic current that seems to pulse through all of our lives. In the process we can unearth and harness the raw potential that lies waiting to be rediscovered within each of us – and in so doing, practice true leadership.
I don’t have all the answers. It seems no one really does. But I do have a lot of questions. And sometimes all it takes to find what we seek is curiosity coupled with the awareness that these answers come from many sources. May this blog be one more source of that wisdom – through the collective pondering and musing of a community of seekers like me and all the people I have had the good fortune to cross paths with over the course of my life.
Welcome friends, and Namaste.
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