Serendipity! A Morning with Wikipedia Finding the Energy for Leadership

Serendipity! A Morning with Wikipedia Finding the Energy for Leadership

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Pure Energy!

” The world belongs to the energetic.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

When I think about leadership the word that always comes first to my mind is energy!

I suspect we are all now deeply suspicious of charismatic leadership!  But I still believe that people who exude energy are much more likely to be followed than those who don’t.

So, I looked up the word energy in Wikipedia and this what I got;

In physics, energy (Ancient Greek: ἐνέργεια energeia “activity, operation”is a quantity that is often understood as the ability a physical system has to do work on other physical systems.

Well, yes of course!  That is interesting but it isn’t exactly what I had in mind!

It is definitely worth knowing though.

In my context could we read doing “work on other physical systems” to mean influencing other people?  Good if we can, because I certainly expect my leaders to be able to do work on/influence others!

But it still didn’t capture what I was hoping for.

So I looked up “vitality” and there was nothing at all about that in Wikipedia!

Instead it referred me to the Wiktionary!  Up to that point I didn’t even know the “Wiktionary” existed.

So now as result of following up energetic leadership,  I have made a completely new discovery!  I have access to a new resource!

Not bad what energetic leadership has brought us so far is it?  We have ability to do work on others, the power of discovery and the joy of finding a new resource.

So I’m happy!

If my leader can really influence me and others, he/she is blessed with serendipity (Wikipedia – the property of making fortunate discoveries while looking for something unrelated) and knows how to bring on board new resources successfully,  he/she is off to a flying start!

The definition of vitality was by the way,

“The capacity to live and develop”

Oh Yes!

Wendy Smith is a career, life and business coach with depth of experience in management, coaching and personal development. That experience means she is equally at home helping clients find a new career direction, starting-up new businesses or dealing with life’s more challenging personal issues. You can book a discussion with Wendy about your coaching needs and your personal development at this link

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