Connect the Dots

“Blue Skies” by Keely Allen

I hope your week is getting off to a good start.

Being a leader in an organization often means that you are incredibly busy and it is difficult just to het your personal to-do list complete (if that ever really happens). Because of that busyness, we often forget one of our most important job as a leader – connecting the dots.

Here is what I mean – the people we are privileged to lead, to serve, most often are people who want to care about what they are doing. They really do want to be part of something greater than themselves. They want to know that their work really matters in the greater scheme of things. As a leader, one of your most important jobs is to help those that you lead to understand how they, and the job they do, are connected to the greater mission of your organization. They need to know that their work actually contributes to the success of the organization.

Connecting the dots for those you lead is actually much more important that you completing your to-do list.

So, toady, take time away from your endless meetings and your over-flowing to-do list and do something really important – give meaning to the work of those that are under your care.