Like Magic

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We leaders are, in part, wizards. Like Merlin, we see the future. We say what wonderful, win-win result is going to come about when others can’t see it and even doubt it. We also see the capacity of each person to achieve these results despite their past performance or current beliefs. Then we transform our organizations to make it happen.

Like magic.


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Today’s photo credit: Matthew Klein cc

The Magic and the Mundane

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Like a well-trimmed sailboat, we best balance on the edge between all magic and all mundane.

Seeking to be all magic defeats the purpose of this game we call life. It’s like getting the cheat codes. No challenge. No growth. No fun.

Seeking to be all mundane invites lots of (oh, so much!) struggle.

Blending magic and the mundane helps us play this game in a really fun and light and interesting way.

Let’s play.


In your corner,


PS: Balance is not a goal. It is not a noun. When we speak of it here, it’s a verb.

PPS: Kids embody this blend of challenge and magic. Adults can, too.

PPPS: You get to define magic however you want to.