In this article, one of our team members explores how The Center for Nature and Leadership (CNL) program, Easing Back to Life, and her experience connecting to nature provided a great opportunity to be intentional about pandemic reemergence and created time to consider what parts of a reimagined life would be valuable to carry forward.
As the pandemic eases, it almost feels like we are re-emerging back to life. How do we reflect, revive and begin anew as a leader? “Easing Back to Life” is an opportunity to come back to life through intentional nature-based practices that will awaken your senses, enliven your spirit, and restore your sense of wholeness after a year in which so much was taken away.
Join the Center for Nature & Leadership and a supportive community of women, to learn some practices that will support a conscious, intentional re-emergence.
As we set our goals and create plans for this year, it is important to look back at how our lives have been changed significantly in the past months. From working at home to homeschooling kids, increased daily distractions became part of all these changes. Here are some of the things I want to highlight from Eyal’s book that resonated with me, and I hope you will find them useful, too…
During this time of uncertainty, we are finding resources that inspire and enlighten us. The themes include the value of vulnerability, perspectives on systems and norms in America, the importance of talking and listening to one another, and especially listening to others who have different backgrounds, ideas and experiences from our own. Here is our collection…
Throughout this pandemic, the organizations, and people, who have adapted most easily are those who had developed resilience and built flexibility and adaptability into their fabric. Where rigid business models and traditional role structures have created constraints, agile frameworks have enabled evolutionary results. What are you learning, and if you are experimenting with new models, or wanting to, what are those models?
For anyone who has ever “dialed-in” to a large meeting or event, we know that connecting people deeply and well at a distance doesn’t happen automatically. So, how will we imagine new ways to do that well in this changed world? What creative solutions will we dream up to connect across time and space? How can we repurpose existing tools and environments to come together in new ways? How might you use existing office spaces differently or reallocate travel or expense budgets to support new ways of “being together?” What creative strategies are you exploring to adapt in these times? Are you ready for hybrid events?