The soul of a leader is a big deal. Your soul helps define your company, your family, your legacy of leadership wherever you go. Christmas is a great time to reflect on how your soul is doing and whether or not you are building a safe space or a hectic pace for yourself and others.
The soulful leader can step into the Christmas season to make a big difference in the lives of others. Where there is joy they can respond with joy and where there is sorrow they can respond with comfort. Recently I returned home to my little three year old granddaughter and when I walked in the door she was jumping up and down as she greeted me. I realized my best response to her wonderful expression of joy was to jump up and down with her. There we were, just inside the front door jumping up and down with sheer abandon. Within a very short time she was crying big crocodile tears after falling down and hurting her knee and I realized the best place for this grandpa was down on my knees, looking her in the eye offering her my hugs and comfort in her pain.
Soulful Leading in this season
- Take time to listen to your own soul
- Be aware of others and their emotions during the holidays
- Listen for the experiences they are sharing
- Jump up and down with those who are jumping with joy
- Comfort those who are in sorrow
“Love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, and strength and love your neighbor as yourself.”