How do I “stay connected”?
People who are leading big change often tell us that they find it hard to “stay connected” – to the end result, the inspiring purpose – the energy source, if you like.
For example, senior leaders at Macmillan Cancer Support have told us how valuable it has been to get out to the front line, meeting staff and people affected by cancer.
If you’re at head office it can be so easy to get caught up in the whirl of initiatives, meetings and email – so getting out is vital if you are to stay connected.
I (Alister) have found this recently. For a year I’ve been involved in the first solar farm in the UK that aims to be a proper collaboration between a commercial developer and the community where the solar farm is to be.
It’s potentially a game-changing precedent. It has been both inspiring – and also frustratingly complex and slow.
At times it has been very hard to stay connected to the inspiring outcome. And so it was a wonderful earthing experience to go on site recently and see phase 1 being built. Mud, men and machines bringing reality to our urgent need for a clean energy future.
Those few hours helped all concerned to stay connected to what it is all about – vital when we are feeling frustrated, exhausted, confused.
How do you stay connected?
How do you keep your board/team connected with the greater mission in your organisation’s work?
As a leader, how do you help your people stay connected to what’s really important and inspiring?…
Let us know how you get on – we’d love to tell your story.