Finding our joy
Joy can seem an elusive quality right now so I’ve had something of a privileged few days in this respect. Attending a 4-day, online conference considering how we create a better world for all brought deep communion with a worldwide audience committed to conscious, positive change. Joy was very powerfully present in this experience.
This was followed by a joyous, in-person gathering with colleagues – meeting within the current rules and guideline of course – which had an effervescence that’s hard to achieve in the virtual space.
And the subject of joy arose for the third time in a discussion with a group of leaders – its importance to the quality of what we do and how. Our best work happens when we’re in a joyful space – it’s where we make the deepest connections, forge the most powerful relationships, tap into a well of creativity that comes from a higher source.
As leaders, finding the joy in our work is vital, as is helping those we lead to find the joy in theirs. We can start by encouraging them to explore their passions and creating opportunities to use their talents whether the work fits the job description or takes them into something new.