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Trainers Problem Solve Through Connections
I tend to make connections while reading topics that transform work. My mind weirdly goes to places. I have to stop and think, “What?” In the end, I usually change my perspective by calibrating my mental model. In the same way change should capture your attention as a trainer / leader. We should all hope to leverage sustainable change within circles of influence. Before that, though, are our individual perspectives. All development begins within.
Blogs from Connections cover aspects of 21st Century Leadership and give voice to research and systems thinking about current events. There is Advocacy for families in the public school system and for social justice. I weave mind-set and awareness into the frameworks offered.
The most salient core issue is the human power to unite humanity with love. Yes, love. Human respect and dignity centers interconnectedness. Love binds humans! We all hold the choice to love.
Topics reflect the real world, unlike my childhood play with the Ouija board game. Remember that game? I would place my fingers on a planchette that moved around when someone posed a question. The inquiries went out into to the twilight world. And I accepted whatever space the object landed upon as tacit truth from the material or immaterial world. I couldn’t wait to watch the moves and decipher life’s riddles. In truth, they were a make-believe reality of everyday life.
As a grown up, my moving parts evolve. They are broad and settle into unknown places like seeds that germinate from seedlings to plants. Personal and leadership development in both the material and immaterial world are real though; they are unlike Ouija board games. Connections offers an opportunity to discover authentic meaning beyond our past learning. But I have to be aware!
Discovery & Problem Solving with Plants
Plants and problem solving? Don’t close the computer! The natural world of living organisms is a classroom for new learning. In fact, the notion of discovery among life was what I pitched to Marco, my graphic designer, for my logo.
I gave him an onion as an example. The the layers of growth depict acquired information – it unfolds with layers. In return, Marco offered a Dandelion as the O in Discovery.
Do you remember picking those and blowing the wispy buds to make a wish? I researched to learn about dandelions. Growing Social Emotional Skills by Grub and Northwest Indian Center.
Easy to misidentify, the dandelion is resilient. Each plant produces thousands of seeds that can fly miles in the wind and take root in the most depleted soil, including cracks in the sidewalk, dry fields, and roadsides. Roots grow fast- breaking up hard soil and releasing nutrients. Dandelion is both a food and medicine.
The Point for Leaders as Trainers
When reading ST Consulting blogs, you may not see the link to research and social issues or the seed growing out of nowhere. The connection may appear dried up. Our natural way of learning may get stuck like the dandelion in a hardened field of dirt. Discovery with ST Consulting differs from technical processes with known steps to follow.
Connections is counterintuitive to the mind’s natural default. But track my thoughts and connections to personal growth and leadership skill sets. You can discover material knowledge to take action in newer ways with awareness. The immaterial growth swells within each leader. That growth is development. Remember leadership begins with us first!
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