“From a small seed a mighty trunk may grow.” Aeschylus, Greek Author
Nonprofit Solutions is not only a place to learn new skills, not only a place to connect to other professionals. We strive to be a place for you to Grow. That is the foundation of the Mindful Manager program. That is the foundation of true leadership.
Leaders are not all-knowing. Leaders are willing to grow, and they look for ways to do so. Leaders seek seeds of purpose to plant and cultivate – both within themselves and their team.
We don’t want you to only looking to passively soak in knowledge at our workshops. Our goal is actionable change. We want to make the learning relevant and applicable to your work. In fact, it is not what happens in those two hour workshops that matters; it is what happens when you leave. What do you do back at work? How has the information impacted your growth and development?
In addition, please do not be intimidated by the concept of leadership as something outside of yourself. Remember the acorn. The acorn has within it all it needs to become a mighty oak tree. You are an acorn: you have all that you need within you to become a mighty leader. Join us and Grow.
Close your eyes and settle your breath. Focus on the area just above your navel. Breathe into your core. Ask your best self, “How do I want to grow – as a person, a teammate, a leader?” Write down the first things that come to mind. These are your seeds. Keep this note on your desk for a week and read it every day. Notice what opportunities arise where these seeds can be planted, and soon you will have a seedling, then a plant, and someday an oak.