Optimist

Imagine a world where people wake up and are inspired by the work you are doing in this world. They feel even much better because you and your organization are there.

Returning home at the end of the day, you feel fulfilled by your career choice. And you feeling really great knowing that you and your company have contributed to something greater than yourself.

Song: Standing Outside The Fire

We call them cool

Those hearts that have no scars to show

The ones that never do let go

And risk the tables being turned

 

We call them fools

Who have to dance within the flame

Who chance the sorrow and the shame

That always comes with getting burned

 

But you've got to be tough when consumed by desire

'Cause it's not enough just to stand outside the fire

 

We call them strong

Those who can face this world alone

Who seem to get by on their own

Those who will never take the fall

 

We call them weak

Who are unable to resist

The slightest chance love might exist

And for that forsake it all

 

They're so hell-bent on giving ,walking a wire

Convinced it's not living if you stand outside the fire

 

Standing outside the fire

Standing outside the fire

Life is not tried, it is merely survived

If you're standing outside the fire

 

There's this love that is burning

Deep in my soul

Constantly yearning to get out of control

Wanting to fly higher and higher

I can't abide

Standing outside the fire

 

Standing outside the fire

Standing outside the fire

Life is not tried, it is merely survived

If you're standing outside the fire

 

Standing outside the fire

Standing outside the fire

Life is not tried, it is merely survived

If you're standing outside the fire

 

Artist: Brooks Garth

Song: Standing Outside The Fire

Album: In Pieces, 1993, Track 1

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under the influence

Radical collaboration, an uncommon wonderful  

All the truly great persons I have met (and those learned about) are characterized by what I would call 'radical humility'. In our fast-paced and impatient world this term is far too grandiose. So call it 'radical collaboration'.  

Radical collaboration is characterized by a very small percentage (1-2 %) of leaders. In the book Leadership Agility these people are described as synergists. 

When you encounter a synergist leader, you experience radical collaboration which brings out the very best in yourself. It seems and is wonderful, uncommonly so. It leaves you seeking more. 

One of the characteristics of these leaders is their ability to inquire. Don't misunderstand - synergist leaders are skilled at advocating their own view. Yet they inquire so fully and completely with you that it is soon recognized as an uncommon experience. Radical collaboration positively impacts your life. And this is an uncommon wonderful.