Many of you may have read the story about the carrot, the egg, and the coffee bean. It's been told many times, many ways, and has been shared with me several times over the course of my career.
I love this story. It moves me each time I read it aloud, and I share it with colleagues seeking advice, in a course on Leadership, and even with my children as it serves as a fantastic analogy for human character, and the power that we all possess to influence outcomes but often times forget when our will or determination is tested.
This YouTube video is under three minutes and is a nice narration of the story. Please watch it - it should help you reflect on your power to influence your career, your work environment and your life, and the choices we can all make that transform our response to adversity, our teams, and beyond!
So......what are you?!
And finally, cheer for our Loyola University Chicago Ramblers this weekend in the Final Four! They have made a lot of coffee lately!!!