When we are accounting for resources or making claims about our assets, we often look inward to determine the tally. But one school in Boston took a broader perspective of the benefits it has to offer students.

Suffolk University proclaims: “1,877 law firms on campus” because it adds “Our campus is Boston.” They are wise to take advantages of the resources of their urban environment and to consider what the city offers for students instead of trying to duplicate it.

Think of how you can reframe the resources you have within your circle. Do you take into account what connections your office complex could offer or what talents could be shared? Have you considered what benefits are available when you redefine the parameters as the “Catholic community” instead of just your parish? Or when you see yourself as a member of “youth sports” instead of the soccer club?

Recast your vision to see what connections you can create with an expansive worldview.

Thanks, Meg!

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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