DIVERSITY. COMMUNITY. COLLABORATION. VISION. TRANSFORMATION. By J Loren Norris

 

 

 

DIVERSITY. COMMUNITY. COLLABORATION. VISION. TRANSFORMATION. By J Loren Norris

 

https://www.jlorennorris.com/podcast/diversity-community-collaboration-vision-transformation?ct=t(BLOG_feed_to_ell)&mc_cid=63838d5565&mc_eid=39cb1b893f

 

 “Regardless how grand and glorious your plans for the future, the same process, practices and pretenses that got you here will not get you there. YOU NEED A DIVERSE TEAM with common values and a shared VISION!” J Loren Norris

 

Leaders know and maximize the value of community.

 

Community is a powerful expression of shared idea, shared passions and shared purpose. Leaders know how to identify and maximize a sense of community among those they lead.

 

What is the value of community?

 

It’s the synergy of shared ideas.

 

It’s the power of shared effort.

 

It’s the creativity of collaborative thinking.

 

It’s the hope of shared burdens.

 

Leaders should commit time, energy and resources to identify opportunities to develop, expand and nurture community among those they lead. More than the “sense” of community or the feel of community, leaders must foster true community. It’s one thing to feel connect with people like a “group” on social media, it’s another thing to have true friendship and relationships one can count on when tough times are chasing us down.

 

Growing wise, successful and impactful in life and business requires community!

 

“If your vision can be lived out by you alone, it’s too small.” John C Maxwell

 

https://www.jlorennorris.com/podcast/leaders-know-and-maximize-the-value-of-community?ct=t(BLOG_feed_to_ell)&mc_cid=63838d5565&mc_eid=39cb1b893f

 

 

 

WHAT STORY DO YOU TELL ABOUT THOSE CLOSEST TO YOU?

 

https://www.jlorennorris.com/podcast/what-story-do-you-tell-about-those-closest-to-you?ct=t(BLOG_feed_to_ell)&mc_cid=63838d5565&mc_eid=39cb1b893f

 

In everyday conversation we find reasons to talk about people who occupy our mental real estate. People who come to mind on a regular basis make an impact in who we are. Our chatting with others will reveal much about those closest to us in the same way it reveals much about us.

 

It is through this reasoning we can learn about people and their friends and enemies most by listening. But the real questions for you to consider have more to do with how you treat your friends and loved ones when they’re not around.

 

    Is it honoring?

 

    Is it hurtful?

 

    Is it truthful?

 

    Does your story about them match who they really are?

 

    Does your story reveal a secret they entrusted to you?

 

    Does your story expose them in an unfair way?

 

Watch the video for some examples of how people will unfairly and possibly even unintentionally dishonor and even betray one another in “casual conversation.”

 

 

 

“TRUST TAKES YEARS TO ESTABLISH AND SECONDS TO DESTROY” HOW LONG DOES DISTRUST LAST?

 

From companies who have been embezzled, spouses who have been betrayed, children who have been abused to citizens who have been misled destroying trust only takes moments.

 

Years of employment, years of marriage, years of peace, would all seem like indicators everything is OK. But the moment a lie comes to light everything changes.

 

The first time the news breaks of corruption in a political campaign, of the misuse of funds by a school administration or the abusive tactics of law enforcement there becomes a sense of distrust. Now every choice, every decision, every announcement is questioned for cause, intent, suspicious outcomes and the questions linger.

 

It’s not like the scenes change allowing each decision to stand alone either, it happens that each choice is measured now against the known violation of trust and considered only through that lense.

 

    How then do we rebuild that trust?

 

    What measures need to be taken to demonstrate trust worthiness?

 

    How do we learn to trust again?

 

These questions are the subject of many books and Ted Talks so I will encourage you to invest some time in researching them if you find yourself on the outside of the proverbial circle of trust or the trust tree.

 

I do want to caution as a leader of any level, trust is a currency you cannot afford to squander. It is harder to amass than bitcoin and easier to lose than bets on a roulette wheel.

 

Guard your trust!! Integrity is a hard thing to regain!!

 

https://www.jlorennorris.com/podcast/distrust-is-harder-to-destroy-than-trust?ct=t(BLOG_feed_to_ell)&mc_cid=63838d5565&mc_eid=39cb1b893f

 

Guard your trust!! Integrity is a hard thing to regain!!