How often do we start or finish our conversation (and meetings) with a point of celebration? Even our problems can be high quality challenges that 99% of peer organizations in our sector would be desperate to contemplate solving. Mindset matters and our attention and work follows. Celebrate, even if it is a rainy, cold, headwind. It might make you stronger and certainly provides the foundation for a remarkable story.
Facing the fireplace inside a Norwegian hotel. Outside the picture window, snow falls restlessly. An elderly gentleman rests in the oversized chair next to me. He is tending the fire. He rises every few minutes and carefully places a single log onto the fire. The fire never burns too bright nor dies to embers. There is a method to his approach.
Fortunate organizations have a fire tender. An individual who ensures the enterprise’s purpose is brought front and center. They energize and revitalize. A person with a sense of timing who can deliver fuel for the journey.
Celebrate your fire tenders. They ensure anyone encountering your organization find a welcoming and warm hearth.