Friday, April 09, 2010
Where To From Here?
Quite often in life, things happen --disappointment, setbacks, loss-- and we are forced to stop and think: OK. Now what? Where to from here?
What's very useful is to have a sense of purpose, an inner compass, that you can consult to regain your bearings...and decide on your next course of action.
At LinkedIn, Dr. Richard Norris posed a challenging question: In one word, what is your purpose?
Though a lot of personally meaningful words swiftly swam through my head (including Love, Creativity, and Spirit), the one I selected is CHANGE:
C = Communicate openly and often
H = Help folks through the transition
A = Align around PURPOSE & MISSION
N = Navigate from the "as is" to the "to be"
G = Galvanize into ACTION
E = Empower and engage
In my consulting work with leaders, as well as my coaching work with job hunters, the question often is "Where to from here?"
And the answer is "Change."
Posted by Terrence Seamon, April 9, 2010