On the other side of the wall, someone was watching a movie on television. I obviously could not see it and could not even make out the dialogue, but I could hear the sound track clearly.

From listening to the music, I could tell when drama was occurring, when things were romantic, when the mood was light and when the end of the movie was nearing. As the music changed, I assume the plot and emotions corresponded to the tone.

Think about the sound track of your life. What songs are playing? And if you don’t like the mood that it is creating, what can you do to change the melody? You are in control of making your own music.

About the Author leadership dots by dr. beth triplett

I'm the chief connector at leadership dots where I serve as "the string" for individuals and organizations. Like stringing pearls together to make a necklace, "being the string" is an intentional way of thinking and behaving – making linkages between things that otherwise appear random or unconnected – whether that be supervising a staff, completing a dissertation or advancing a project in the workplace. I share daily leadership dots on my blog to provide examples of “the string” in action. I use the string philosophy through coaching, consulting and teaching to help others build capacity in themselves and their organizations. I craft analogies and metaphors that help people comprehend complex topics and understand their role in the system. My favorite work involves helping those new to supervision or newly promoted supervisors build confidence and learn the skills necessary to effectively lead their team.

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