Your Muses

If you look up the definition of muse, you see that it is used to describe the nine goddesses in Greek Mythology that preside over song and poetry and the arts and sciences. You also see muse defined as a state of deep thought or dreamy abstraction. Have you ever encountered your muses? You have them and they can help you in a myriad of practical ways.

You can look at your muses as a source of creativity. They come in the form of ideas, insights or moments of inspiration. If you learn how to employ them, your performance rises and your ideas expand. Developing your intuition, creating quiet moments, walking alone in nature and allowing the arts to inspire you are all ways of connecting with your muses.

Searching for an answer or creative approach? Invite your muses – they’ll come.

 

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A Manager’s Monday Morning

Monday, Monday, can’t trust that day
The Mamas and the Papas, Monday, Monday song lyrics

What is it about Mondays? Sometimes you’ve rested over the weekend, sometimes not. It can be hard to gear up either way – whether you are tired from working on the weekend or if you were just getting into the weekend time off.
Mondays are a transition time. Recognizing this, you can treat Monday for what it is and consciously make the transition in a positive way.  What do you observe about the energy and mood of your team today? Does this give you any insights about their transitions?
Why focus on Monday morning? Because recognizing and managing your and your team’s transitions improves performance. The Monday morning transition gives you a good viewpoint from which to gain insights for managing transitions successfully.

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