I am not required to work from home due to the situation we all are encountering. Instead, I have the opportunity to work from home and help run my company behind a roll top desk (circa 1820) my father gave me when I graduated from law school.
According to Dad, my desk belonged to William Henry Herndon. Herndon was born in my hometown in 1818, moved to Illinois with his family some years later, and served as Abraham Lincoln’s law partner from 1844 to 1860. I have no idea if Dad’s information about the desk is accurate, but it makes for a great story.
“What is your point?” you ask. My point is that outstanding leaders refuse to dwell on what they can’t do or are not allowed to do. Instead, they focus on what they get to do and the opportunities they have to achieve their objectives. Reframing one’s situation from negative to positive can be so liberating…and the message it sends to your people is unmistakable. What do you get to do today?
Be intentional about it…
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