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A Field Of Dreams
Sometimes the most simple, but beautiful things bring a good leadership lesson to mind.
This morning, I took the dogs out into a field I have walked them in many times before - it was a beautiful sunny morning and the grass was dew moist. This particular field has patches of grass and reeds and the dogs love to play hide and seek in it. †As I walked down and idly gazed across the field, I noticed web after web waving in the slight breeze - it reminded me of a busy bazaar with each of the stall holders proudly displaying their wares. †Intricately placed between anchor points and each one a mini-masterpiece of individual toil, they were a real sight to behold, a veritable field of dreams! †As I turned and looked behind me, I realised that they had become invisible - the sun and where I stood made the difference between seeing them and missing them entirely. †I must have walked past hundreds of webs previously and not noticed them, a particular set of circumstances had highlighted their beauty and the work they entailed.
As I walked back to the house, I was musing on how many times we as leaders must miss the efforts of the individual, only noticing the times when the hard work comes into stark focus - yet at other times toil and trouble go unnoticed. †How powerful it would be to notice this effort at times when it is not waved in our faces - to recognise that each and every day, many people weave an intricate part of our organisation into being.
Networking Tips - Plain and simple
I sent this article through to one of my clients because I really like the good practical networking advice it gave.
8 Simple Ways to Bolster Your Network by Loren Mooney.
Master networker Heidi Roizen dishes what's changed - and what hasn't - about networking in the Digital Era.
Latest client testimonial
Like many people, I always forget to ask my clients for a testimonial - so I have resolved to do better and have been asking - here's one of my new testimonials, it's always better for a client to tell you what I do!
How to Find the Time for That Important Project by Michael Hyatt
Almost everyone has some important project they canít seem to get to. Maybe itís starting a blog, writing a book, or launching a new business initiative. You just canít seem to find the time to tackle it.