Terrific epiphany in a leadership training session with front line workers! The task was simple :
- 1. Brainstorm big changes you’ve experienced at work and at home in the past five years;
- 2. Pick your top two “doozies”; and
- 3. Rank them #1 and #2.
Every team’s biggest changes were all personal. It wasn’t about the work. It was about the births, deaths, hardships and life challenges. What a terrific real conversation we had!
I really appreciate the videos and poems about “The Dash” — the short film highlighting the life lived in the dash between your birth year and death year on a tombstone. Very inspiring!
We then talked about how we need to help one another feel included and respected. Our jobs are not simply to get things accomplished, but to help people feel they matter.
Yes, birth & death – that’s what it’s all about. How we connect the two and fulfill the potential makes all the difference.