Benevolence is about a whole lot more than just being nice. People can only be dismissive of being here to give if they do not understand the complex nexus of character traits and feelings associated with it.
Growth is, of course, an essential part of effective leadership. Part of the work that I do is helping people understand growth in a work environment.
My dream as an educator is to facilitate the growth of strong, noble hearts and inquisitive, sharp minds. Of upmost importance for this is working on my intent.
Good governance brings out the best in people. This means cultivating people who are here to serve or make a contribution.
It was the harrowing New Zealand movie Once Were Warriors that put this notion into my head. Here’s the skinny:
Procrastination ends where Gratitude begins.
We Exist not to Make a Living, but to Make a Contribution
If you are the victim of an event which generates resentment in your heart, what are you to do? How can you transform resentment into gratitude?
“Gratitude is a sense of thankfulness and joy in response to receiving a gift, whether the gift be a tangible benefit from a specific other or a moment of peaceful bliss evoked by natural beauty.”
The core question around trust is: Will I, or the other, be reliable and predictable over time, every time?