On October 3, we began an examination of Simplicity as a strength on LINKEDIN. I encourage you to have a read or re-read. In it, we suggested that…
Simplicity leads to purposefulness which, in turn, leads to excellence, service and joyfulness. And it begins with Simplicity.
Finally, we offered a practice exercise for the week; one that would sharpen the lens on decisions necessary to advance Simplicity as a leader.
Simplicity gets us to our best song, sung well and clear. That being said, today, I am filled with questions… for me and for you.
What would be the benefits of Simplicity in the classroom, regardless of resources or supports even lacking? What would Simplicity in the classroom and delivery of curriculum look like? What daily and weekly practices might have to receive your commitment in order to better manifest it?
What would be the benefits of Simplicity in your business or place of work, again regardless of resources or supports even lacking? What would Simplicity at work and enterprise look like? Here, what daily and weekly practices might have to receive your commitment in order to better manifest it?
What would be the benefits of Simplicity in your community, yet again regardless of resources or supports even lacking? What would Simplicity in community building and development look like? And here, what daily and weekly practices might have to receive your commitment in order to better manifest it in your community?
What does Simplicity do for our “brand”; our reputation? I ask this somewhat rhetorically. For me, and based on years of observation, Simplicity sharpens clarity of image. It builds trust and trustworthiness… exceedingly valuable commodities that are not easy to duplicate. Hence, they can be become significant competitive advantages. If we keep it simple, we can keep it consistent. If we keep it consistent, people know what to expect and we can meet those expectations more effectively. Simplicity can advance excellence because we stick to and ever advance the knittin’. Our students better understand what is expected and the culture that they can expect in the classroom. Our colleagues and ourselves have a stronger sense of the culture of our work. This goes for communities as well; so very well.
Recently, I conducted a community building session around zeroing in on the essential character of the community. Many leaders attended, from across the spectrum of age, gender and background. We wanted to connect the dots and gets clear on the reputation and BEING of the community. The session was engaging, rich, honest and charged. At the end of the process, upon a flipchart, we had some palpable and simple clarity. I found myself looking at the chart and the room full of resident leaders and said, “Now that is a freakin’ community in which I want to live!”. Simplicity does that. It sharpens the lens. It forces us to practice detachment from all the superfluous. It forces us to practice decisiveness in order to get clear. It opens the door for consistency, trust, trustworthiness and excellence.
Tomorrow, Thursday October 6, at 7:30 pm EST…
… on AFTER SCHOOL on Facebook Live at Barry Lewis Green
… we engage a conversation on Simplicity. I so hope you join us.
Until then and beyond…
Peace, passion and prosperity.
Barry Lewis Green, aka The Unity Guy™
Barry is ultimately a vocalist, strength coach and educator. His work is about voicing, exploring, identifying, practicing and mastering our strengths and building upon them through practical and powerful unity and resourcefulness. That is why Barry is The Unity Guy™. EPIC Engage™ is an extension of The Unity Guy™. The Epic work is all about building strong, united and inspired cultures lead by character… at school, work and community; where everyone matters and contributes everyday.
- Check out this great piece of music on Simplicity.
- Maybe even this one.
- Or this little and funky gem. 🙂
- Or this piece on leadership as it reflects some of which we are examining.
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