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The Leadership Leap

Child in a yellow rain jacket and rain boots playing in a puddle.

Ah, the carefree days of childhood, when getting dressed in our rain gear and jumping in puddles wasn’t just an activity, it was a genuine adventure. The constant splashing, the infectious giggles and the sheer joy of attempting to defy raindrops with creative leaps. This is a memory that brings a smile to all of our faces when we reminisce on these days.

As we transition from puddle jumping to the responsibilities of adulthood, isn’t it funny how our perspectives on puddles evolve? As children, we actively seek out puddles for joy and as adults, we go to great lengths to avoid them, and even the thought of venturing into the rain dampens our mood. Somehow, along the way, we lost the playful spirit that once fueled our childhood puddle jumping.

Our experiences in life are all impacted by our attitudes towards them. Whether we see them as positive or negative, it hinges on our perspective.

A puddle to an adult becomes an obstacle to avoid and an inconvenience. Yet to a child, it is an opportunity for joy.

When we approach an experience with negativity or as a mere obligation, it becomes another burden on the proverbial camel’s back. However, when we embrace our experiences with positivity, we open ourselves up to fun, allowing us to fully engage and immerse ourselves in the opportunities before us.

So, the next time it rains, we challenge you to see puddles not as hindrances but as chances to cultivate joy, be it in the workplace, building meaningful relationships or creating great experiences.


A Team Human Conversation

Fight workplace zombies in your organization and join Team Human! Gather a group of fellow workplace zombie hunters to discuss our most recent blog post. Use the questions below to kick-start your conversation.

  1. How does this message on the shift in perspective from childhood to adulthood resonate with your own experiences and attitudes towards challenges or inconveniences?

  2. Share an example of a specific situation where a change in perspective lead to a more joyful and engaging experience.

  3. What strategies or approaches can we adopt as individuals or as a team to foster a more positive outlook on challenges? How might this mindset positively impact our relationships at work?


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