By: Wilma Slenders
Our experiences make us who we are. Some are beyond our control and others happen to us. We are born and we die – not much control there. The part in between, where we live, is where we can make a difference. This is where we have the gift of choice.
We can choose how we live, to seek out new experiences or not, and to what degree. Our lives are not pre-ordained. There is no grand or magic plan, but one choice does impact another.
A stream of choices drives our lives. We choose how we show up, the actions we take, the way that we treat people, where we live, and how we live.
Leaders carry the responsibility to create an environment for people to do their best work. They do that by creating a team vision, being a role model, engaging and mobilizing others, and supporting others to grow and develop.
How are you doing?
Some questions to ask yourself:
- What choices are you making?
- How are you showing up?
- What are you doing to support your need for growth and development?
- What are you doing to support others’ learning and development?
- How does the power of choice impact your life?