A casual examination of successful C-Suite leaders confirms they are highly motivated, exceptionally driven individuals — they have big motors. They are also touchers; they reach out to others. They strike up conversations. They observe. They pay attention. They recognize wants and needs and things of value. The most entrepreneurial of them commercialize the solutions to these needs and wants.
Yet, a big motor is not enough. The leaders that captivate us are inspiring. They’re paying attention on a whole different, higher level.
They are accessible to sparks of insight, to creative epiphany — to remarkable inspiration.
They fill an infinitely small moment with infinitely great goodness or profoundly great sadness.
They fill the moment.
As I reflect on this Christmastide Season, one assertion of Christianity is an infinitely great and good God filled a small moment in history, considering the short life of The Nazarene, with an infinite potential for good if one would model one’s life accordingly.
To love our neighbors as ourselves.
To not just avoid the murder another human being, but to avoid even anger.
To not just avoid the illicit sexual relation, but avoid the immodest imagination of it.
To not just avoid stealing, but add to others — the essence of commercial and charitable enterprise.
To find and make and fill moments that matter.
Let’s try that, shall we?