Posts tagged leadership
Pack order

If you have a dog in training, one of the first things a teacher will tell you is to establish yourself as the alpha dog or the pack leader. The alpha dog is the top dog and the one who sets the rules for the pack that all other dogs follow. The alpha dog gets to eat first and gets the best sleeping spot. Speaking of sleeping, the alpha dog sleeps higher than dogs lower in the pack. From a certain vantage point, they are on a pedestal.

I’ve started to notice that in almost everything in life, there is a person, consciously or not, trying to establish pack order.

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What I learned from Moana

Last weekend, I bought the movie “Moana” – a Disney movie.  I watched it with my 7-year old son on a Saturday morning snuggled in our softest, warmest blankets.  The movie boasted an incredible diversity of characters.  The songs were amazing.  Moana, to me, was a superstar. 

Throughout the movie, Moana wasn’t running from something, she was running toward something.  She knew enough to start on her journey, yet encountered unknowns to keep her humble.  She asked for help and when that failed she persevered to stay the course.  More than any of this, I loved Moana because she had been called – “see the line where the sky meets the sea, it calls me” – and she answered the call

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