Are you a positive voice right now in a vast sea of negative news?
Make no mistake managers, you must be.
When you talk story today, no matter the context, be a champion of what CAN be done, of what strength IS at hand, of faith you DO have, and of the confidence in OTHERS you do have. Speak with the steady calm and quiet way that soothes fear.
Troubled times are when leaders emerge, and they are often heard above all the noise though they speak with the softest voices. Are you that leader?
From the archives:
Did you know —truly know and realize— that positive and negative is a one or the other occurrence, and not a both at the same time?
I once heard it said that “hope has nothing to do with what is going on in the world.”
The seed of the wiliwili tree. It seems so stark and bleak where they fall, yet they they do take root and grow, finding the nourishment they need to become the magnificent wiliwili. In my mana‘o (belief) the kaona (hidden, yet storied meaning) of “wiliwili” is resilience, tenacity, and the determination and will to grow.
The managers we need today are wiliwili warriors.