Dreaming – a leadership quality

“Each man should frame life so that at some future hour fact and his dreaming meet.” – Victor Hugo

dreamstimeweb_23910 3Dreaming is something that we generally ascribe to our sleeping hours. Yet we have all had experiences of what is called day-dreaming. What is day dreaming really? It is allowing our thinking to be quieted and the creative nature we all have to come forth.

Day-dreaming has a bad name in our business world. We often criticize people for day-dreaming on the job. If we actually understood the nature of creation, we would applaud our colleagues who day-dream. They are bringing their imagination on line. We have all experienced the power of this creative source. When I have a “gut feel” about something this is my intuition bringing some guidance to a current situation. I you are like me, you often ignore this source because you can’t explain it or it doesn’t seem logical. Yet, I know when I have ignored my intuition in the past, Imagination comes from this same unknown but clear source.

Door to new world

This imagination can help us overcome obstacles. It can bring new perspectives to stagnant situations. It can “see” how we can create something that does not exist.

So my simple message for today. Dream a little. Appreciate your creative and intuitive nature. It will surprise and delight you.

Until tomorrow…


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Author: Thomas White

Over the past thirty-five years, Thomas White has created and led private and public organizations that initiated breakthroughs in areas as diverse as computer software, publishing, printing, market research, leadership development and organizational change. The common ingredients in his success are simple. He looked beyond the limitations that others believed and found real solutions to needs that business leaders have. He attracted the best talent to translate these innovative solutions into practical products and services that were of high value to customers. He created cultures where people love what they do, work at their best and produce extraordinary results. In addition to his role as a business leader, Thomas has been a pioneer and inventor of technologies in the computer-networking field. He is a patent holder for innovations in business process and workflow technology. As part of his passion for educating others about the interface of human and computer systems, he was the co-author of “New Tools for New Times, The Workflow Paradigm”. He has also written articles for numerous publications. In 2001, he turned his attention from leading companies to supporting leadership teams in creating organizations of excellence. After many years of being a part of the machine of change, Thomas recognized that business is the most powerful force in the world. It has a major impact on public policy and governments everywhere. It is a key influence on how we use our resources and sets an example of the values that shape communities from local to global. He formed the consulting firm of Profoundly Simple to be a guide for exemplary leaders - leaders who wisely uses the power they are entrusted with to serve their constituencies first and themselves second; leaders who know that it is good business to treat people with respect, honor the environment and act with impeccable integrity – leaders who inspire greatness in those around them and by doing so create great organizations that are notable examples of success. Feeling the itch to get back into the game again, Thomas joined with two long time friends, to start the C-Suite Network. This network of business leaders offers an online network, events, services, and insights to its 500,000 member community. In addition, the C-Suite Network produces and distributes television and radio content to an audience of over 5M per month

1 thought on “Dreaming – a leadership quality”

  1. Being a Leader is often a lonely job. However, most of us dream of being able to share our human experience and best wishes with others, specially our neighbors and friends in a more productive or healthier world. Dreaming great dreams is better than not to dream at all and perhaps what we dream and think is what may later forge what we become. Hopefully we all could forge a better world by having positive dreams, actions and thoughts.

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