Yesterday’s dot idea came from a friend who sent me a text about his experience, specifically because he knew it was a possible leadership dot. I receive frequent dot ideas from close family and friends; I always enjoy them and often incorporate them into a published lesson.

For me, the best part is that that people have the ideas and are seeing connections in the world. Leadership dots (the blog and the company) are designed to help you see patterns and meaning when otherwise you would not. Even the leadership dots logo intentionally incorporates the string, not just the dots, because it is all about making connections.

I hope that reading leadership dots goes beyond just the dots themselves and their explicit lessons. I write them to inspire you to see things differently, and I hope that reading them subliminally makes you more aware of what is around you.

So, the next time you say: “that could be a dot”, know that you’ve internalized the whole point. (And feel free to pass along your ideas to me!).

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.

1 comment

  1. I know I tease about my many and great ideas, but I truly hope that something I say inspires you for a dot in some way.

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