Are You a Dreamcatcher?
“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more,
you are a leader."
-- John Quincy Adams
Dream catchers are believed to have originated from the Ojibwa Chippewa tribe. The tradition is to hang a dream catcher above the bed, often of children, to trap bad dreams in its web, and allow the good dreams to pass through. In some ways leaders are dreamcatchers. Coaching, nurturing and furthering the dreams and visions of our staff to advance their learning, while providing support and a deterrent to the negativity in the workplace that may foster low morale and keep them from achievement.
As a conscientious leader and a servant leader, our job is to not only inspire and encourage the professional goals and dreams of our team members, but to protect and serve as a buffer when challenges, conflict and barriers arise. This holiday season, be the dreamcatcher, the safety net of security and trust, showing your staff “we have their back,” so they can do and become more.