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Be An Agent Of Hope

AGENT

  • Make the right choice to make a big difference.
    1. People push our buttons every day. Escape from the trap by recognizing them within yourself.
  • Pursue hope even in the darkest moments
    1. Hopes are bright beacons that can guide you in dark nights.
  • Turn merchants of fear into agents of hope
    1. Each of us is valued and valuable.
    2. Each of us is free to change.
    3. Life is abundant.
    4. Hopes, not fears or expectations, should guide us.
    5. We don’t have to do all the work.
    6. Cooperation, not competition. Works.

Be wise as a serpent but innocent as a dove.

Assessment:

  1. We involve all people who have a stake or knowledge about the topic.
  2. We expressly state our hopes for the organization and specific hopes for each major project or decision.
  3. We listen to each person’s thoughts and feelings about a topic to understand the real issue.
  4. All the options for a project or decision are laid out on a table.
  5. We focus are information gathering on how the options help us realize our hopes.
  6. When we review our choices, we listen to everyone’s negatives and positives on each option before deciding.
  7. Each person expresses his or her candid judgment on which choices would best advance the team’s hopes.
  8. We summarize the individual conclusions and identify the most desirable course of action as well as other acceptable choices.
  9. We monitor whether our decisions are working and modify them as needed.
  10. We celebrate the team’s progress and the fulfillment of our hopes.

Where can we improve?

Reference: HOW GREAT DECISIONS GET MADE: 10 EASY STEPS FOR REACHING AGREEMENT ON EVEN THE TOUGHEST ISSUES By Don Maruska

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Author:

Dr. Sheila Embry is a govie, author, pracademician, sister, aunt, cousin, and friend who loves to read, write, think, and laugh. Many of her blog postings are summaries or excerpts of books that she read and wants to share to encourage others. An author with more than 25 years experience within the legislative and executive branches of the U. S. federal government holding 3 accredited degrees: Doctor of Management in Organizational Leadership, Master of Arts in Human Resources Development, and Baccalaureate of Business Administration, she believes in continuing learning both on and off the job. She has been recognized with multiple professional and writing awards for her peer-reviewed, publications. Click the bibliography page above for a listing of all the publications.

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