Use The Force!!

Almost 40 years after “Star Wars’ came out and having watched the movie dozens of times, I’m not sure if I’ll ever completely understand what the “force” is. What I do know is that it’s something. It’s wild. It’s life changing. It’s powerful. It’s important.

An awful lot of things fit those descriptors: getting married, becoming a parent, starting a business, getting a promotion, etc. In great organizations, the “force” can be used to describe the thing that creates and sustains success. Perhaps it’s a great culture or an outstanding professional development program. Or it’s a fantastic leadership team or strong roots that have withstood the tests of time and endure in the present.

Have you taken the opportunity to identify your organization’s “force?” How about your personal “force?” Are you even able to identify the reasons for your success? Are you freely sharing your gifts with others? Does your organization improve people’s lives? Can you point to specifics?

Before he did anything else, each day Benjamin Franklin asked himself “what good am I going to do today for someone else?” At the end of the day, he made sure that he had an answer to his own question. Does your team have a morning meeting or huddle? Are you asking that question in that meeting?

Henry David Thoreau once said “most men live lives of quiet desperation and go to the grave with the song still in them.” Are you ensuring that your organization is singing its song every day as loudly as possible?

What is your “force?” What is your song? Where will you sing it? How will you share it? Who will benefit?


Look for my new book in late-summer or early-fall 2014!!

The first book, Stop Complaining! Start Growing! Is available through Amazon here.

Who’s facilitating your Strategic Planning Session this year?


About Your Full Potential, LLC

I am the President of Your Full Potential, LLC and the Founder of ABSURD! Leadership. I am a professional speaker and have addressed thousands of people throughout the United States and internationally on the topics of leadership, sales, service, business development, marketing, and strategy.
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