Together. Eight letters that, together, create one powerful word.
Typically, people meet together. You talk together. You travel together. You work to solve problems together. You live together. You play together. You create together. …and so on…
People are endlessly invited into the experience of togetherness.
Over 7,500,000,000 people on the planet, and you are in relationships with a select number of them. As human beings across the globe, we are all now, in a very real sense, together.
As leaders, we truly are better – together. Before March 2020, it seemed that heart to heart connections with others may have been forced or uncomfortable. The broad range of electronic tools, apps, and screen related avenues to “talk” with people while connecting us in a more meaningful way, was eluding us.
And many of you are currently experiencing how the broad range of electronic tools available to us are creating togetherness now.
I’d like to propose that the word, which is firmly supporting these influential times in your own history, is the word: together.
- The word is filled with meaning and inspiration. It makes all the difference between a group of individuals plotting their own course and a unified team.
- The word symbolizes the culmination of actions individuals can take and fits them, piece by piece, into collective power.
- This powerful expression describes how individuals can collaborate to achieve extraordinary results – together.
Leadership is about togetherness. It’s about creating as one, adventuring uncharted waters as one, learning as one, transforming as one, working as one, innovating as one, operating as one, and managing as one.
It’s quite possible that during this time we are currently in, you have the opportunity to re-evaluate the strength of togetherness in your family, in your community and in your workplace. Could a fresh vision for connections shift from an antiquated “command and control” model to a more empowering, supportive and successful “agile and adaptable” model?
What would your influence as a leader look like on a daily basis if you intentionally began using the word ‘together’ more?
We’d love to hear your ideas on how you are bringing people closer together, and how togetherness plays a role in your leadership. Please comment below with your supportive ideas and thoughts on the value of togetherness in today’s current global situation.