While we were at the beach, we came upon a sand castle that someone had obviously spent considerable time making. There were multiple layers and shapes and it was large enough to be visible from far down the shore.

By the time we left a few hours later, it had been washed into the ocean.

The builder of the sand castle knew that it would have a temporary existence but made the gift anyway. What can you do today to bring joy into the world even if it is only for one cycle of the tides?

P.S.  Happy 6th anniversary to leadership dots!!

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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