The Power of Intention in the Workplace
For several years now, I have no longer believed in coincidence. Everything happens for a reason. So it was this week that I happened to finally read Wayne Dyer’s Power of Intention, and had a meaningful conversation with one of my associates, Annette Flynn, who is a Connector. A Connector is someone who is connected to the Source – a power of energy which surges and galvanizes Connectors to motivate, build up, and inspire others towards positive development.
Here is how Dyer’s descriptions of a Connector tie in with Leadership:
- Creating a Safe Place. Your presence instills calmness. When you coincide with intention, your impact on others has a calming influence. People tend to feel more at peace, less threatened, and more at ease. [The Power of Intention] asks nothing of anyone, it judges no one, and it encourages others to be free to be themselves. As people feel calmer in your presence, they’re inclined to feel safe, by virtue of the energy frequencies that you radiate. (pg 98).
- Building Trust. Your presence allows others to trust in authentic personal connections. By bringing the traits of intention to others, you allow trust to be present. You’ll notice both an inclination and willingness on the part of others to open up and confide in you. This is related to the quality of trust. In the atmosphere of higher energy, people trust and want to share their personal stories with you. (pg 101).
- Driving Employee Engagement. Connectors see the beauty in our world. Beauty proliferates in others just by virtue of your presence when you’re connected to intention. (pg 103).
- Celebrating Diversity & Inclusion. Every person you interact with should feel the inner glow that comes from being appreciated, particularly for the ways in which they express their creativity. When you’re just like everybody else, you’ve nothing to offer other than your conformity. Connectors enjoy the differences in the appearance and customs of others rather than disliking, criticizing, or feeling threatened by them. Connectors care about others, understand them, and are interested in them as unique individuals. (pp 237-238).
- Living Purpose. [Connectors] are all about living this purpose. You’ll see people who have no need to fit in or to do things the way others expect them to. (pg 254).
- Implementing Personal Development. Connectors never know enough! They find something to enjoy in all fields of human and creative endeavors, and are always expanding their own horizons. (pg. 255).
- Expressing Gratitude. Whatever life sends them, they say, Thank you. (pg 255).
Great places to work will have these elements present. If so, it is because Connectors are present. Connectors are the leaders who make the workplace successful, and organizations healthy. Hopefully, those leaders are also present in the C-Suite.
Stay fully charged.
Rossina Gil, MSOD, MAIS, is a Leadership and Organization Development Practitioner, a human conduit, and the founder of Corporate Looking Glass, LLC – a diverse consultancy of OD experts and strategic thinking partners. We increase retention. Visit CorporateLookingGlass.com.
©Rossina Gil, 2014
Wayne W. Dyer, Ph.D. The Power of Intention
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