Leadership Renewal

As we move into the season of Spring, a sense of wonder and renewal comes upon me. This is such a beautiful time of year, fresh with new beginnings and renewal. It is important for us, as leaders, to also take the time for renewal and reflection. Years ago, when I was in my doctoral program I wrote a poem of renewal and published it in my first book, Love-Based Leadership: Transform Your Life with Meaning and Abundance.

Here it is:

As a leader of renewal 
            I first dig. 
            Dig deep, 
            And deeper yet.
I first discover who I am 
            Who I truly am 
Then I forgive.
Then I love.
Then I give.
I give to others for their renewal 
                And the permission to be authentic.
And then… I do it again.

As leaders, we have to give it, share it, mentor it, and grow it. It is love, knowledge, care, trust, love. As leaders, we have a responsibility to be students of those that went before us, stewards of our gifts and talents, and mentors to those that come after us. Our challenge is to go through our own inward journey, describe the lessons we’ve learned, and then return to teach those lessons to the next generation of leaders. We see this in nature and in the circle of life. Let us be renewed in our commitment to love of self, love of Source, and love of others.

Happy Spring!

With the renewal powers of love,