Tuesday, March 12, 2013

An Addiction to Speed

Currently, we are living our lives at the speed of software and believing that there is an app for everything. However, the reality is that we are not generating more time or space in our lives for clarity or for the things and people that make our life meaningful. Instead, we just feel more hurried and pushed by endless e-mails, meetings and unrealistic timelines.

After considerable reflection, I believe we have loss touch with what it means to live a life as a leader that is balanced, clear, happy, and healthy. In particular, we have lost the body memory of what this feels like to be rested. We also have loss touch with ourselves and with role models of people who live a clear, balanced and healthy life. Instead, we, as leaders, often feel we are all alone with the weight of the world on our shoulders. No one comprehends the magnitude of our decisions or the complexity and ambiguity that surrounds us on a daily basis.

However, over the last decade, I have witnessed something that is very unique. When people participate in the From Vision to Action Executive Roundtables, they discover a room of kindred spirits who are aware and understand the difficulties and challenges of leadership. They discover others who are wanting and attempting to transform their organizations into something better. They find people who believe and are graciously sharing the lessons they’ve learned along the pathway to the future. Instead of feeling overwhelmed, these participants discover a room of possibilities, potential and opportunities. Rather than feeling drained, they feel reenergized by the experience.

On April 11-12, the Spring 2013 From Vision to Action Executive Roundtable will take place at the Courtyard by Marriott in West Des Moines - Clive, Iowa. Already a wonderful group of people have signed up. If you and members of your team would like to participate, there is still time and space for this to happen.  Here is a link for more information: http://www.chartyourpath.com/VTA-RT-Details.html

I hope you can join us at the Spring 2013 From Vision to Action Executive Roundtable. 

Geery Howe, M.A. Consultant, Executive Coach, Trainer in Leadership, Strategic Planning and Organizational Change Morning Star Associates 319 - 643 - 2257

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