What are we learning with all that has been happening in the world in 2020? We are learning we are more connected as human beings and need our connectivity more than ever before we become divided. We need to find new ways of operating to find progress. And, there will be a day in our future when there is Power in Congregation. We must continue to utilize new ways to communicate, connect and align with those within our teams, organizations and communities, and then someday when it is safe again, there will be power in being able to gather together in the same space and look forward, together.
1:07 – What are we learning? If we step back to think about what we are experiencing, we are hearing, what are we learning? Jason talks about today’s thought-provoking topic and what he often asks the teams and organizations that he works with.
2:40 – As we move throughout the world with other people, what am I learning and how do I carry that forward in our lives, our work, to help ourselves grow.
3:45 – Jason shares some of the insights that he is learning during this time and ponders what it means to his own growth and how he can help others. He is learning that we are more connected than we realize. We need each other than we ever have.
We are more connected than we realize.
4:49 – We are reliant on one another. My choices impact you and your choices impact me during this virus pandemic that we all are working and dealing with now. We are all connected in this way now directly.
5:32 – We need to pull together not apart. We need diversity, we need inclusion moving forward. We haven’t been as inclusive as we need to be moving forward.
6:09 – We have been forced to innovate. We are experiencing forced innovation. We have to find different ways to communicate. There are buildings and spaces that are empty but we need to move forward by finding new ways to operate. We won’t just go back to normal but we will find new ways of operating in the world. We have found new ways to communicate and work together and we will carry those forward.
7:52 – There is power in congregation. Jason does not know when we will be back in large groups together but he does know that what we have been experiencing is that there is power in congregation. We had to go into smaller groups and found new ways to work together in that way during this time. We have proven that we can be effective in using tools for virtual communication to work together. We also realize that there is power in congregation. Teams will be more strategic in being smart to listen, to learn, to grow. We are in a time of forced innovation. A time to find new ways, new habits.
10:45 – Now is the time to find better ways to communicate and operate together. We are realizing that there is power in congregation. We need to get strategic about connecting with others because all of our time is precious and important. We need to get strategic and aligned in order to move the mission for our team and our organization and for our world forward.
Questions to Ponder:
- How are you finding ways to connect with your team?
- Are you going to figure out when is the time you can be in the same space?
- In what ways have you been forced to innovate and find better ways to do things?
- When will you feel the power of congregation next?
Remember, we are more connected than we ever realized. There are ways in which we can innovate and find new ways to do things. Absolutely, there is power in congregation we just got to make the time and space to congregate.
ABOUT THE THERMOSTAT
Conversations and micro-thoughts to engage your mind and heart.
A thermostat is proactive. It sets the temperature in a room. Controls the temperature. Regulates the temperature. But in today’s distracted, fast-paced and digital world, it’s easy for individuals and organizations to act more like thermometers, slipping into reactionary thinking, becoming scattered and inconsistent. The most compelling leaders, teams, organizations, families or collection of humans of any kind operate in thermostat mode. They calibrate their mind and heart to set the temperature for the vision and culture they want to create. Jason Barger, globally celebrated author, keynote speaker, and founder of Step Back Leadership Consulting, is the host of The Thermostat, a podcast journey to discover authentic leadership, create compelling cultures and find clarity of mission, vision, and values.