Giant Sequoias are the largest trees on earth. They can grow up to 3,000 years, and it ends up that fire is what makes it all possible. It is only when the earth is scorched that the cones they hold up in their tall branches open up and a rain of seeds fall to the ground. The fire cleans up the ground, which is necessary because the seeds need to hit the bare mineral soil in order to survive that allows them to make it through the winter snow. They find their birth among the ashes and rise to the heavens and all of us marvel.
Here's what we can learn from that as leaders ...
It has not been an easy season for humanity. We have seen fires both figuratively and literally burn around the world. It feels as though the hearts of men have entered into a cold winter, and we wonder what's next?
Nature shows us that what can be next is tremendous growth. That out of these ashes a new way, a new life can come. If we embrace all this and transform, we WILL be able to lift our own arms to the heavens in gratitude knowing that it was the harshest conditions that, in the end, made us greater than we would have been without.
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The most loving thing a leader can do for their team is to be consistent. Consistent is defined as: "Acting or done in the same way over time, especially so as to be fair or accurate."
Being a consistent leader means that your employees can trust that you will do what you say you are going to do and that you will behave fairly in your actions.
Kind·ness /ˈkīn(d)nəs/ Noun - the quality of being friendly, generous, and considerate.
In both our personal and professional lives, there is one trait that, when put into practice, always reaps a positive return—the act of a kindness.