Love goes beyond mere expectations.
Our workplace needs love. What we need is for the individuals who make up our organizations to step forward in love; eliminate judgment; embrace uniqueness; and, with care, create accountability while behaving with responsibility. Love defined for the leader is to lead others with confidence while leading others to their own confidence. −Wading the Stream of Awareness (Love Chapter)
No doubt the last few years of economic instability have taken a toll on confidence. Even with many years of valuable experience under the belt, many have felt the erosion of fear. It was such a juncture where Richard and I began our work.
As we navigated the dialogue of our early sessions, Richard soon discovered both the power of a core value and the treachery of its overuse. In a difficult and challenging business climate, his deep desire to simply care was limited by a focus on reaction versus the stand of his brand of leadership−a proactive focus on success.
Practice is present attention and behavior applied for the balance of desire, intent, and impact. Richard has realized the power of creating space for others to come to their own connected conclusions. Moved by the love of his work, Richard is freeing his brand of love; leading others to a new confidence. Now free in practice, he establishes presence in how he cares−others receive the bounty of unfettered love in his presence.
Richard is elevating those he leads, influences, and serves beyond mere expectations; by caring about them−his brand of love as a leader. Allow love to be the credible guide it is for each moment−practice in the clarity of what you know is good and right.
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