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May Leaders Appear

December 20, 2010 by  
Filed under Belief, Leadership, Values

This last week Robert Grant, Facebook marketing guru, posted the following poem on his page. He asked us to share far and wide, and I have done that within Facebook, but want to share with the rest of my friends as well.

One of the lines of the poem particularly struck me in relation to the work I have been doing with my peers in the Lead Change Group and Lead Swag: “May leaders from nowhere appear in our lives that we passionately feel the need to follow.”  I have been living and teaching values based leadership for many years, often feeling as if I was hanging out there by myself. I am thrilled to have met such terrific people who think as I do and are willing to get out there and talk about character and values. I’m sure that 2011 will bring many more people into this circle, and I am looking forward to meeting them. If you are joining us for the first time, welcome!     Believe in the possibilities!

May We

              By Dina Grant

May we be prepared to give all those
Around us what they ask for rather
Than what we are so sure they need

May we cause less damage to the
Spirit of those around us

May we learn to listen more
And judge less

May we learn to accept those different
From us without destroying them on the way

May we learn to celebrate the success of others
And not just ours and those of our families

May we let those we do not
Understand keep their dignity

May we so easily find a word of
Encouragement for all those who cross our path

May we learn to also smile
At those who are not important to us

May leaders from nowhere appear in our lives
That we passionately feel the need to follow

May we believe, and again believe
That all the above is possible

May we not hesitate to love more
And more and more

May serenity, peace of mind
And love dwell i the hearts of each one of us

May we be there for one another
To bring upon ourselves

A peaceful year, an amazing year
A special year.

May we!

Blessings to you and years as we wind up 2010, and move into the New Year.

Georgia Feiste, President of Collaborative Transitions Coaching, Inc., located in Lincoln, NE, is a personal growth and leadership coach, writer, and workshop facilitator.  She is also a Usui Reiki Master and EFT practitioner.  Her passion is success grounded in purpose and passion, standards of integrity and priorities in life.  You can also find Georgia on her website, Collaborative Transitions, Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.   Georgia may also be reached at (402) 304-1902 if you wish to schedule a 30 minute complementary consultation.

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3 Responses to “May Leaders Appear”
  1. Jesse Stoner says:

    Thanks for your post. Lovely thoughts to be reminded of and a beautiful poem by Dina Grant. I am reminded of the adage: when the time is right, the teacher will appear. It occurs to me that we usually look outward for our teachers/leaders. I think we should also look inward and recognize that WE our teachers/leaders. The kinds of conversations you describe, Georgia, enhance our collective energies and capabilities as teacher/leaders. My wish for this new year is that we can embody the lessons that Dina so eloquently describes so we can better build our collective leadership capacity to shape a world that works for all.

    • Georgia says:

      Beautifully said, Jesse. You are absolutely right in that we so often look elsewhere for teachers/leaders – when we are all leaders, and need to begin to really pay attention to our higher self as we begin to step into our own personal power. It is my vision that we are all moving in the same direction as we begin to create an expanded and inclusive world concept, strong in the knowledge that we are all connected.

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