A solar eclipse occurs when the moon aligns with the sun and Earth and blocks the sun’s light. We now know that it will result in approximately two and a half minutes of total darkness in the middle of the day, but think of the fear this would cause in people who did not understand what was happening. The uninformed could believe that the world was coming to an end.

Do you have a “total eclipse” in your organization — where a rare event occurs and not everyone knows that it is coming? Does your leadership do something that seems to cause total darkness without cause and that incites fear in those observing it?

To watch the eclipse today, it is recommended that you are equipped with glasses or a pinhole projector. If you are preparing to launch a historic event of your own — whether that be a merger, major restructuring or change in focus, help your employees have the equipment they will need to be safe when the light returns.

How does this dot connect with you? Leave a comment and share your observation with others.

 

About the Author leadership dots by dr. beth triplett

Dr. beth triplett is the owner of leadership dots, offering coaching, training and consulting for new supervisors. She also shares daily lessons on her leadershipdots blog. Her work is based on the leadership dots philosophy that change happens through the intentional connecting of small steps in the short term to the big picture in the long term.

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