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Relating to Leaders, Post #2: Leadership in everyday life

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People are capable of leadership each and every day. Not just elected leaders, company leaders, or leaders of institutions. Leadership opportunities present themselves to everyone; people must choose to snatch these opportunities.

Even the most insignificant job has leadership potential if the job performer realizes this is so. By performing one’s job with gusto, one chooses to be available for opportunities to excel and to affect. By performing one’s job with so-what and who-cares, one chooses to close off from opportunities to receive more.

In the life of an apathetic person, leadership opportunities are squandered. In the life of an insistent person, leadership opportunities can be actualized. Each person chooses to be a leader when he or she is willing to take a stand, take a shot at, take action. Small opportunities perhaps, but possibilities for innumerable repercussions. Once an action has been taken, especially if the action is uplifting, it causes vibrations that affect others.

Leadership opportunities are available to all equally. Yes, equally. One simply has to notice and perform.

(repeated from the post dated 12-17-13)

When a young person dies

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Yesterday, I learned that the unthinkable happened. A young woman on a hiking/adventure holiday died. She and one of my sons were in high school together, and I know her and her mother. The funeral will take place when her body arrives back home.

I have written about death a few times in my books, and I turn to them and to Spiritual Presence to find understanding and comfort.

From the Gift of Intuitive, Dedicated Comfort:

“Each day brings an opportunity to move up or down, to build or waste, and to affect or be affected.”

The message: this young woman was a person who involved herself in life. Not only in her travels, but in her relationships and in her community.

From Pond a Connected Existence:

“The moments accumulate and produce the picture that is one’s life.”

The message: She spent her moments in uplifting and sustaining activities. The picture that is her life is one filled with vibrant colors and multiple dimensions. (See my earlier post “Finding one’s way” that explains life pictures.)

“An event occurs that requires action. The timing of the event influences possible actions. The action(s) taken are influenced by capabilities, preparation, presence of resources, and decisions. Overall attitude pervades the process. Many parts for an outcome.”

The message: Whatever happened, happened because of her capabilities, preparation, presence of resources, decisions, and attitude. And timing. “Many parts for an outcome.”

From the chapter “Concrete Living” in Oneself-Living:

“Natural death is painful for the survivors, but because it is “natural” is easier to accept. Deaths through accidents, disasters (natural or not), struggles such as wars and territorial conflicts, or other human-handed causes are harder to digest. These deaths cause more lingering effects…

Movement is always linear, from start to finish… The body is born, lives, and dies…

Concrete living: living with gusto and with verve, with awareness of an ending and with awareness of possibility, with thankfulness and with generosity. “

The message: Those left behind, the ones who remember and despair, must be comforted and supported. They must be allowed to mourn and feel overwhelming sadness. The comforters must be patient and open to the mourners’ grief. Slowly, as time passes, the mourners will be pulled back into the world of living, because that is the natural flow of life. Death is the natural ending to life. It can be the end and it can be the catalyst for living with gusto and verve, opportunity and hope, and purpose and determination.

Leadership in everyday life

People are capable of leadership each and every day. Not just elected leaders, company leaders, or leaders of institutions. Leadership opportunities present themselves to everyone; people must choose to snatch these opportunities.

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Even the most insignificant job has leadership potential if the job performer realizes this is so. By performing one’s job with gusto, one chooses to be available for opportunities to excel and to affect. By performing one’s job with so-what and who-cares, one chooses to close off from opportunities to receive more.

In the life of an apathetic person, leadership opportunities are squandered. In the life of an insistent person, leadership opportunities can be actualized. Each person chooses to be a leader when he or she is willing to take a stand, take a shot at, take action. Small opportunities perhaps, but possibilities for innumerable repercussions. Once an action has been taken, especially if the action is uplifting, it causes vibrations that affect others.

Leadership opportunities are available to all equally. Yes, equally. One simply has to notice and perform.

Meetings in the conference room, meetings in the hall

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The purpose of meetings

To coordinate, to forge agreement or competition, to mix personalities with expectations, to drive opportunity, to discourage chaos, to air opinions, to foster relationships, to control, to quash creativity, to encourage creativity, to educate, and to validate. To meet (visual and verbal exchanges).

Meetings have purpose and less so. Positive and negative energy. Positive and negative outcomes. Positive and negative feelings. Positive and negative interactions. Dual presentation depending on each participant’s motivation and position.

To meet

Many meanings, many interpretations. The main purpose of meetings is to bring together in order to change current reality. Sometimes for betterment of society and sometimes not. Each meeting is an opportunity for this or that.

Possibilities.

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