Confident Vision

Marilyn’s gift has been with me now for more than fifteen years. I am a strong visual thinker; and she knew that. We would be in a conversation and I would begin to talk about some future desire regarding our work as leaders. Marilyn would look at me with expectation and ask, “Jeff, what does that look like?”

Without fail, her question would bring me into the present with the requested visualization. Her question settled in the present – a key step to reaching any vision. A positive visualization of our story together assures creative and sustainable present action. It is this positive seeing that drives Rob to give his gift in each and every interaction.

The day prior to writing this, I called Rob to congratulate him on the change in his role. However, he couldn’t contain himself as he passionately told me about the recent success of a peer. I happen to know how much support Rob has given this person over many months.

The voice of a larger purpose speaks to you through your core where your deepest values reside. Conscious of these purpose-giving values, Rob hears the call to a new confidence. Rob is teaching others how to stay focused on collective desire in the reality of the day-to-day.

(see Skill 3 for 21st Century Leadership)

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About Jeff Brunson

In this whirling 21st Century the individual needs to embrace the authentic self and confidently leverage the energy and power found there. As we entered the 21st Century, I became more concerned about what leaders like you needed for successful influence and personal fulfillment. As we move deeper into this challenging 21st Century, I’m more convinced than ever that the core of my work is in helping individual leaders remember who they are − a trueness. It is about confidence found in your authenticity.

4 thoughts on “Confident Vision

  1. Two great points here: 1- Vision: what Mary has and what Mary sees in you. 2-Such self confidence that we place others ahead of ourselves. Rob reminds me of a former (and my best-ever) boss. What made him such a great leader? One – he was never threatened by me or my work and he always gave credit where it was due. How refreshing and unusual. Thanks Jeff.

  2. I love this idea of vision being grounded in the present. Vision is what I guide to more than anything else I do, it’s where the juice is for me. Of course, vision is present moment, but I’ve never seen it stated quite that way. Thanks, Jeff!
    Sue

  3. Pingback: Purpose – Your “Date Nail” « Jeff Brunson

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