Currie Circadian 1313: Lead the Day

Beginnings, turning corners, accomplishing

Friday March 13, 2020

Beginnings, turning corners, accomplishing

Friday March 13, 2020

Managers are constantly “putting out fires”.  Does this type of urgency present as obstacle to success and progress?  Is there joy in your day, or are you in survival mode?

Now let’s talk legacy.  Think of the long view.  See the future, while being solidly present in the now.  We are in this for the long haul, and we expect our businesses to be here for generations to come.  We are pioneers and Argonauts.  We are the wise ones.  Remember, leaders evolve, too.  As they grow, they rise.  There’s a wider view, and it’s a beautiful one.  Find time each day to catch the view from the top.  You’ll never want to go back!

Keyword for today: survive

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Currie Circadian 1313: Lead the Day

Beginnings, turning corners, accomplishing

Thursday March 12, 2020

What is the vision in your business?  And where does it come from?  Does your company aspire to lofty goals?  Is everyone encouraged to “think big”?

All too often we are encouraged to “keep it real”.  That phrase can be interpreted in several ways.  Discouragement is an all-too-real paradigm that is projected on those who see what others may not.  Leaders who don’t settle for “good enough” are always cooking up new ideas.  They are the champions of the future.  Be bold!  Get your head in the clouds!  Live the dream!

Keyword for today: dream

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Currie Circadian 1313: Lead the Day

Beginnings, turning corners, accomplishing

Monday January 21, 2020

What journey are you on?  Is it fun?  Who designed it?  Are you leading the quest, to find the New World?

Leadership is a heroic journey.  Think Homer.  Think Jason.  He knew his purpose, and he built his squad of Argonauts.  Your path is your own, and the path of a true leader is one of unwavering dedication.  And the true leader brings her team with her, for they are carefully selected for the success of the pursuit.  Think Knights of the Round Table.  Seriously!  To love the game of leadership, is to revel in the drama of epic victory for your kingdom.  You’re the creator of your own Odyssey.

Keyword for today: explore

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Currie Circadian 1313: Lead the Day

Beginnings, turning corners, accomplishing

Friday January 17, 2020

Are you hiding something?  Is there a mess that you haven’t attended to?  Is it time for you and your people to muck out the stalls?  Something doesn’t smell right.

Leaders are called to renew and refresh–not just ourselves, but each other.  Good leaders must always set the example:  never let your values collect dust.  In order to become a stronger leader, you must examine limiting beliefs and conditioning, and rinse them away.  Good leaders must work diligently to keep themselves pristine.  When you continue to polish your integrity and morals, you also maintain morale.  After the wild party, you and your team must work to set things right.  Watch for dirt that’s been swept under the carpet.  Clean up your act.  Wash up!

Keyword for today: purify

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Currie Circadian 1313: Lead the Day

Beginnings, turning corners, accomplishing

Thursday January 16, 2020

Is there dance in their steps?  Do you all hear music?  Can you see the colors, or are your people shades of grey?  More importantly, what color are you?

The seer is “one who sees”.  The “eye of the beholder” is a phrase about perception.  When one is a creative genius, one has defined their own aesthetics.  You, the leader, are both the artist and the art.  Those who follow look to you as not just the master, but the masterpiece.  They gaze upon you with awe.  In watching you, they see the synchronicities that a great leader does naturally command.  They watch the unfolding of elegance upon the blank canvas.  Your success is a beautiful thing.

Keyword for today: beautify

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Currie Circadian 1313: Lead the Day

Beginnings, turning corners, accomplishing

Thursday January 9, 2020

Are you averse to hand-holding?  Do you ascribe to tough love?  Sink or swim?  Where is the love?

We are people—people leading people.   Sometimes your flock needs a vigilant shepherd.  When they are in over their head, your followers need a lifeguard to rescue them.  And there are even times when human emotions overflow into the workplace and you stand in as comforter.  Leading must be done with care, both for yourself and for those who look up to you.  Remember–you are everything to somebody.  And you love to be just that.

Keyword for today: nurture

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Currie Circadian 1313: Lead the Day

Beginnings, turning corners, accomplishing

Wednesday January 8, 2020

You’re almost there.  The other side is within your sight.  Be watchful of doubt—the uncertainty of knowing what to let go of, and when to let it go.  Too often, we cling to things that would weigh us down, or drag us away from the finish line.

Crossing the monkey bars on the playground was a learning experience beyond our conscious knowing.  Every single rung was about letting go, swinging, grasping what lies ahead, and doing it again.  Close your eyes and re-live this activity.  Hear the sounds, feel the pressure on your hands, feel the weight and the tension in your arms.  Pause if you must but avoid hanging too long.  Now open your eyes and swing!

Keyword for today: release

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Currie Circadian 1313: Lead the Day

Beginnings, turning corners, accomplishing

Monday January 6, 2020

Did you miss that turn?  Were you derailed?  Where did we go wrong?

Not to worry.  Take this opportunity to examine why you missed the mark.  Retracing your steps means to go backwards.  Check for important moves that were not taken at the beginning of this venture.  Observe whether your actions were aligned with your values.  Examine the spell you crafted.  Review the ceremony that set the wheels in motion.  Do not take shortcuts, and never underestimate the power of planning with purpose.  Reset, reboot, recommit, and do it again.

Keyword for today: intend

Currie Circadian 1313: Lead the Day

Beginnings, turning corners, accomplishing

Thursday January 2, 2020

Have you ever heard of the “It Girl”?  Think Lesley Lawson, a.k.a. Twiggy.  And then there’s Gloria Vanderbilt.  These icons became legendary role models for the fashion industry.  They are among the ranks of celebrities who stun the world with their art.  Too lofty for you to aspire to?  Nope!

These leaders were born just like everybody else–with gifts.  People like John Lennon and Andy Warhol knew who they wanted to be. Warren Buffett does his thing, every day.  It’s the same for me—and for you.  You have an entourage—a paparazzi!  You are the creator of your own destiny and those whom you lead are eager to imitate.  Don’t play small.  All eyes are on you.  Embody the “It”.  The world is watching.  Strut your stuff.  Work your magic.

Keyword for today: enchant

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Currie Circadian 1313: Lead the Day

Beginnings, turning corners, accomplishing

Monday December 23, 2019

How do we stay on track?  Can you keep the team moving forward, toward the next marker? Do they still know where they are going?

As you begin anew, turn corners and approach the finish line, people on your team may dilly-dally along the way.  They may lose interest, or perhaps even lose strength.  Perhaps all are not warriors.  Some may indeed stall, or lag behind.  Always have a marker, revealing the trail ahead.  Ensure that everyone on this journey can truly see the goal.  Make sure everyone’s eyes remain on the prize.  Carry the banner as you lead.  Display the bullseye, so all can keep a steady aim.  Let it fly!

Keyword for today: target

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