Leadership is full of wonder.
Leaders are not machines. Leadership is not about equations, ratios, or formulae. There are no ultimate solutions or final answers.
The leaders who inspire me believe in the power of the unexpected. They know that we each build our own leadership, we each need to explore and try new ways of leading.
The leaders who inspire me appreciate that doing what is expected becomes predictable. They recognize the value of wonder.
The first step toward wonder is not holding so tightly onto what we already know. “I wonder ” is a necessary beginning. I wonder if we could make this better. I wonder if I could do that. I wonder what would happen if . . . .
Leadership begins in wonder. It opens doors and windows to the possibilities of wonder.
We turn our values into reality to learn what can happen. We wonder and imagine, put our ideas into practice, and the lessons we learn shape what we wonder about next. We explore, we discover new possibilities; our potential expands.
Leaders are like young children. We find wonder in the faces of the people all around us. Each person, each project, each challenge, each day is filled with opportunities to learn and grow. We try, and each step we take teaches us lessons that can fuel our wonder. We explore, and each time we reach out we grow closer to becoming the leaders we have the potential to be.
The people around me spark my sense of wonder.
I wonder what would happen if each of us took the opportunity to wonder.
How will your leadership be wonderful today?
Where will your sense of wonder lead you?
This post has been republished with permission from Greg Richardson