Circles of Change:Conversations with Dr. Zara Larsen on Change Leadership and Career Fulfillment
June 1, 2008 “Living Life in the Fast Lane and Beyond” Guest:Lyn St. James
While we may first follow the path that society influences to follow, take the opportunity to try a number of things out.And ideally find who you are inside, and pursue and outlet to let that power surface.New or renewed energy can surface then for other things in the mix.
Mine was a 20 year journey, where going to the next leap in the mix called for mentors and teachers, relying upon becoming highly integrated into a team and learning the power of communication.
You can learn things way out of your comfort zone; buckle down and become confident by working hard and patterning from role models.
About parenting – it’s about not putting our framework on our children, but letting them become who they want to be.
Going global requires serious cultural immersion, going beyond the words in the language.Just as progressing in Motorsports calls for developing the right networks in the right geographical areas.You have to be there to show up.
If you’re not at the top of our game, maybe you shouldn’t be out there.
Consider how to step up and give energy to the next generation.And in fact, inspire others to focus along with you on the next generation.
Appreciating the power of diversity calls for proactive enlightenment across all the players of an industry, and appreciating the leadership role for everyone.
Additional Thoughts from Dr. Zara Larsen:
If the chrysalis comes out of the cocoon too soon, it most likely will never become a butterfly and fly.The process of struggling and even fighting enables learning, growing and building sustainable capability.As this relates to our lives, consider each experience, as disjointed as they may be, as a critical part of shaping who you are now.
2. A social network is like a highway across which information travels; but, not until social capital is formed – relationships, trust, and shared experiences – does the real value of a network to access resources and competitive opportunities appear.
Copyright The Larsen Group: Architects of Change 2008