I have a plant in my house that was growing like crazy – actually, too much to accommodate the pot it was in and the place where it was located – so I turned it away from the sun to slow the growth down.

And what happened?

The plant reoriented itself and sprouted a whole new batch of growth – reaching back across the plant in the direction of the sun. The light was so compelling that growing “towards” something overrode the obstacles designed to keep the plant at bay.

In your organization, work to be the light that provides a strong “why” or greater purpose that makes your employees determined to move in that direction even when there are barriers. What can you do today to be “the sun” and create a spot of inspiration that your people want to move towards, even when circumstances make it more difficult for them to do so?

 

 

 

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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