The LENS is the core to my work, play and living. It refers to 4 elements that I find powerful in advancing a notion of sustainable growth. With it, we advance our strength and contribution.
Unapologetic about the remnants of my childhood imagination and language creeping in, this new System speaks to mission, vision, purpose, why, what, how, and just cause.
I have long believed and contended, by experience, education and observation, that we know more about what drives us than we think. Purpose is not invented. It is discovered within.
The Pandemic is shining light on so many areas in need around Justice… economic, social, racial, environmental and more. Justice is more than law and we need conversation on same.
In Noble Leaders Arise, just yesterday, I offered up on Nobility as strength of character. That said, I awoke this morning to a powerful, personal remembrance on Optimism.
Dale Carnegie suggested that we “appeal to the nobler motives”. I suggest that we reveal our own. Nobility is a virtue, beyond “royal blood”. It is so much more.
Serve and return. We need get better at conversation… rich, cool, diverse, joyful, purposeful conversation .. to connect at home, school, work, business and community.
Self care and care for others are reciprocal. Neither is “first”. They together, are first. Our health at home, school, work, business and community depends on us getting that.
In the face of fatigue, change, challenge and more… I have found these six strengths necessary and valuable to keep going. My Honesty here.
We cannot see the future. We cannot fully predict change, But, we can walk forward with Devotion and Dignity to forge our own way and build something better.
Change and challenge need be met with Curiosity, Creativity, Daring and Decisiveness. These times are historic and require more than skill to navigate. Here, we explore.
Change has two core sources. How we respond to and initiate change matters. Here we explore thoughts around the practice of change…. facing it and making it.