I love the song from the Sound of Music – My Favorite Things. “Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens, Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens,” brings a smile to my lips, as I find myself attempting to sing in tune – which for anyone who knows me well, knows that I don’t… really. Of course my favorite verse is “Cream colored ponies and crisp apple streudels,” given my love for horses and wonderful food.” As 2010 winds down, it’s a perfect time to consider your Favorite Things.
We’ve all experienced great leaders who inspire. People who paint the vision and inspire the masses, and most importantly create an environment in which we go that extra mile.
In a fascinating study of body language, researchers recently experimented by placing a group of men and women into high-power and low-power positions for just a mere two minutes, and subsequently measured their testosterone and cortisone levels.
Can you recall a time when the individual strengths of team members, when combined with the strengths of other team members, created a complementary explosion of possibilities and results? Perhaps it was combining the visionary foresight of one person, with the analytical strengths of another that opened up new innovations. Or pairing that person with great persuasion capabilities with the task master who excels at project management, to make an impossible outcome possible. The ying-yang effect of combining complementary strengths allows common-day teams to implode to dynamic, make-things-happen kind of teams.
We’ve all experienced great leadership at some point in our lives. What defines great leadership?
Do you have a Personal Power Photo that inspires you? If not, take time this week to shoot your own photo or find one that inspires you and post it to the Syzygy Facebook page!