As I flipped my desk calendar over to the new month, I was quite surprised to find a second January page!

It got me wondering – what would I do if an additional month were possible or if I was able to take advantage of a “do-over”? Would I just fill it with routine tasks and activities that blur together in ordinary ways or would I create something special with my “found time”? Would I add an “extra” January or save the option until June?

While we don’t have the luxury of adding time to our lives, we do have the opportunity to add life to our time. Do something this weekend that you will remember after you turn the next page.


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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