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Building the Team from the INSIDE
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being good enough and falling short of the expectations people place
upon themselves, the first steps in healing and eliminating such pollu-
tion from one’s life takes place.
Fear is not in the best interest of anyone or any corporation. Although
many are cognizant of this at a conscious level, it still becomes the most
common and dominant facet in some people’s lives and in organizations.
Fear creates drama and many feed and need drama. Fear and drama are
great attention grabbers. All one need to do is watch the news or read
the newspaper to witness the birth and propagation of fear. There are
people so familiar with the feelings of fear that living in fear has become
unrecognizable and comfortable. Drama is all around us, bombarding
our airways and individual space, like a vacuum whose job it is to suck
people into the vat.
When a person functions from a survival perspective, fearing and
working diligently not to get fired or to be liked by everyone, they be-
come a liability to an organization. Some of the most highly functioning
and best employees can nest inside this paradox of ineffectiveness from
time to time. This occurrence could be rare, intermittent or continual.
Very often, a person will not realize that their decisions, actions and
orders come from a base of fear instead of love and confidence. Fear
prevents organizations and people from taking risks. Risk is often a
necessary and integral component of success. Over time, when enough
of this behavior becomes rampant, an organization will become para-
lyzed. Ultimately this can result in the crumbling of an organization to
extinction.
Times of uncertainty and change that precipitate concern and anxi-
ety are unavoidable. The ability of a leader to analytically evaluate the
potential and risk of any strategic initiative, coupled with an intuitive
knowing of the likelihood of its success are invaluable. Invaluable but
uncommon—as many leaders pay little attention to the development,
enrichment or understanding of their level of intuitive skill. Intuition
is information received within that instills a
knowing
of some circum-
stance or event. It is information or a feeling that may or may not be
consistent with human logic. Intuition is from a part of ourselves that
can access knowledge and wisdom from a divine source that resides in
every person. The more a person becomes aware of this innate gift, the
more they will acknowledge the communication and insights that are
intuitive in nature. The more a person acknowledges these insights the
more they will begin to trust them. The more we trust our intuition, the
easier it is to shift our awareness to that additional source of knowledge