Is Curiosity The Powerful Leadership Strategy You Left Behind?
Find yourself standing on the edge of the park as the sun breaks through the clouds to light up the face of a small child. In a completely lucid moment you notice something on that child’s face you realize you rarely see on an adults face…. You pay attention and you notice that both the child, and the adult the child is interacting with are totally present and available. As a result of that vulnerability, they are joyful and what you see on that child’s face is a state of pure wonderment.
Now for a moment think about yourself and ask: Are you in connection with the part of you that was/is still a joyful child? Do you know where that child part of you is? If you’ve lost that connection—and a lot, if not most, adults have—can you get it back? And the really big question—how do you reconnect with that joyful child?