My wife Barb sends me (and I think my daughters) little quotes she finds every morning as a bit of inspiration. You will find one from last week listed below. These often come at a surprisingly appropriate time in my day. Perhaps a bit of serendipity, or a higher hand; regardless they are always appreciated.
Inspiration is often an overlooked quality of leadership. I’m in the beginning stages as a member of our school board in searching for a new superintendent. As we begin to list qualities we are looking for, I can’t help but think the ability to be inspiring should be near the top. This encompasses so much – skill in communications; empathy; humility; and vision.
Who did you inspire last week, whether in your personal or professional life? Maybe the better question is…who will you inspire this week and perhaps even today? In our fast-paced world of instant gratification, the “fruits” of our inspiration may not be readily apparent. However, it I can guarantee you that it’s always noticed by those receiving it.
Be inspiring today…
This week’s quote -“When one door closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has opened for us. ”
– Helen Keller