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Sep 21, 2018 – Fall Equinox
Clear Confident Leader Weekly Observer, Issue #81
From the Greenbelt of Boise Idaho, Crisp Blue Sky
Amidst the cacophony of information, events and activities today, it is easy to be knocked off balance, become overwhelmed and react out of fear or anger.
Constant reactivity generates a downward spiral until we burnout internally or flameout externally.
Many leaders I work with reach a state of exhaustion and search for what to do next. I offer them simple practices to pause and observe their habit nature in the midst of complexity.
By pausing and self-observing we create openings to regain our balance, again and again and again. As we do, choices emerge:
We all benefit by interrupting downward cycles of reactivity, fear and anger, to create upward spirals toward a common purpose.
At this Fall Equinox, where the earth’s axis is vertical relative to the sun’s rays, when day and night reach a momentary equilibrium and we pause between seasons, it is an opportunity for reflection:
I help leaders and teams regain their balance, develop and create new possibilities.
Amidst rising unrest, now is a time to pause reactivity, develop ourselves and create anew!
Sep 12, 2018
Clear Confident Leader Weekly Observer, Issue #80
From the Greenbelt of Boise Idaho, Shorter Days
As we make the turn toward fall, we feel the change in light, the shortening of the days, and the impulse to act before winter comes.
The actions we take now create the future we’ll experience for many days to come.
We’re constantly choosing how to spend our time and energy, sometimes consciously, and most often not. The most frequent question I hear is, what needs to be done today?
It leads to a frenzy, completing unfinished tasks and “fighting fires” as a sign of “progress”. Most people “fighting fires” eventually burn themselves out.
We rarely ask, what do I need to practice today, to create the future I want?
In a recent conversation with a leader, we talked about the importance of balancing daily production, change projects, and developing himself and his team.
By starting with what do I need to practice today to create the future I want, he was able to identify a simple approach to connect all three. He started with what he would practice to develop himself and his team as they approached each day.
Whether its conscious or not, what we practice today creates the future we will live in tomorrow.
I help leaders and teams create new possibilities for the future today. I will close the fall enrollment window for new clients on September 21st. If you're interested in enrolling, visit here.
Let’s choose the future we create!
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