Release Love into Skill 7

What is your story of leadership? Is it a love story; a story unfolding in work you love and how you love in your work? Do not be afraid of making this so.

There is a narrative of meaning that is ever-present. We must learn to consciously embrace this narrative. This present narrative is there to assist you in understanding the what, why, and how of being you. … You are applying love in work you love. −Wading the Stream of Awareness (Love Chapter)

Love flows through you, but not until doing its work in you. Building a story with me is your love applied. I boldly write and speak about love in work because I have seen love produce more than all other tactics combined. From much study, it is my belief that any tactic researched was seen as effective because of who was studied−a loving leader.

The 21st Century belongs to the aware, focused, and loving leader. A sequential unfolding of why, what, and how is important in order to lead others in the flow of the collective story: Clarity to Engagement to Connection. Think on how dependent this flow is to the internal flow of a confident leader; an aware, focused, and loving individual.

We love purely when we release other people to be who they are. −Marianne Williamson in A Return to Love

As an aware leader, your inner clarity more easily translates externally for the clarity we need as we latch onto the collective story. As a focused leader, you confidently hold the tension between your desire and intent for us; this is engaging. And as a loving leader, you release each of us to authentically connect as we flow in the larger story that is our work together.

See sister post, Letting Go into Love

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8 thoughts on “Release Love into Skill 7

  1. I love that sentence “The 21st century belongs to the aware, focused, and loving leader.” I believe that to be true, and that there is much work to be done in educating existing leaders to that truth.

  2. “What is your story of leadership? Is it a love story; a story unfolding in work you love and how you love in your work? Do not be afraid of making this so.” Great advice, Jeff. I think the most impactful leaders love their work and the people the people they serve.

  3. If your passion or love is in your work, it shows. I remember reading the “Lovejoy” mystery series and he talked about the love that the old artisans put into their work and how it shows. You can see this in other people’s work whether it is a physical object or a presentation.

    • You nailed it Mel. I often tell a leader that leading is often exactly like parenting … and that is a good thing. I was once asked by a high school freshman who was in a group where we were counselors what it was like to lead the 90 people that were in my division a the time. Without thinking my answer was, “It’s just like being a counselor in this group. Her response … “Cool!”

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