Facilitate Focus

Focus is the most challenging of unifying transactions for the leader in this whirl-of-life we know as the 21st Century. Focus clears the path for the leadership others expect of you … the leadership others desperately need you to exhibit. Regardless of where you might be on the chart in your organization, if you are waiting on someone above you to do what you know is right, you are already late with your action; with your own accountability. You have heard it said, Change begins with me. Well, so does accountability.

If there is any hope – and there is – for our organization to thrive in the 21st Century, this hope is found in the confident accountability of the individuals who make up our collective lives. Ignoring this is nothing less than a deliberate plan to fail.

Again, regardless of your position on an org chart, if you are a leader, you are a facilitator. If change begins with you, then you begin  with trust. Success in the act of collective facilitation requires a flow from respect to understanding to clarity. In clear conditions, we can focus both individually and collectively. We can see for miles.

This exhortation is shared as I consider the change in my own work; change aligning my choices and decisions ever more closely to my vision. My experiences of the last 10 years have recently converged in a reminder of the power found in and through the act of focus. For my own impact, it is more important than ever that I continue to narrow my focus and refine my methodology accordingly.

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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.

2 thoughts on “Facilitate Focus

  1. Great post, Jeff. I’m curious to hear what you’ve learned about keeping your focus because there are so many ways we lose focus. I also got curious about learning to recognize when you are focusing on things that are not beneficial.

    • Melanie, it seems that my learning has come from a balance of actually being focused and not being focused. The times I’m not focused have more and more become attached to times when I find myself judging … mostly judging myself; my actions – or more accurately – my inaction (the shoulds). The times I am focused, I then find myself more and more attuned to grace – the bounty found in doing the right thing and really letting go of the outcome: Doing the right thing for me and my work in this world.

      I am learning to more quickly recognize an out-of-focus condition when I’m feeling judged, threatened, insecure, etc. I have seen the direct results of correcting these situations by refocusing on my gift in this world – my brand – and then taking some action (small as it may be) in alignment with that brand and gift. I am continually amazed at what seems to happen once I do this.

      The cycle of things is constantly reminding me of this great truth of focus – okay 2 truths: 1) What you focus on grows (so be very careful what you do focus on I like to say) and 2) The more narrow the focus, the greater the impact.

      Thanks for asking, Jeff

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