Too often I find myself in meetings. This particular meeting I felt as though I had sat through at least a dozen times. Well, that’s because I had. During it, I had a visualization and jotted down the phrase:

You can’t save a dying flower by watering its petals.

That phrase has been housed in my journal for a few months now; powerful to me each time I run across it. Determined to bring it to life, it reminds me that the sooner I quit watering the petals and start watering the roots, the closer I become to seeing results. And something about seeing results, always pushes me to keep-on tending.

I hope this image can act as the same powerful reminder to you.

You Can't Save a Dying Flower By Watering Its Petals | Lead Change Group

 

Kristy Smith

Kristy Smith

Kristy contributes her first Leadership Aha moment to the day she almost lost her marbles! A new role in a foreign country with little spoken word to rely on, she was exhausted, defeated, and just wanted to give up and go home! In a last attempt, Kristy began managing her team with pictures. The transformation was instantaneous. Not only was productivity at an all-time high but for the first time her team was smiling. It was through this experience Kristy learned both the power of leading and how greatly people need to be lead, boundless of language, culture, gender, or age. Couple that with a never ending thirst for personal growth and development, Kristy has continued leading teams throughout the world by implementing four basic principles: provide the tools, routinize the plan, empower decision making, offer unlimited support. Kristy currently functions as the Director of Social Responsibility for a consumer goods manufacturer who supplies to the world’s top retailers. Connect with Kristy on Linkedin or her Lead Change Profile page.
Kristy Smith