Aiming to lead with natural ingredients, no hidden additives and ethically sourced actions. Fueled by coffee.
I believe people matter, everyone leads someone, and all roads lead to coffee.
We’re leading self or others. Leading in an office, a construction site, a playground, a school, a home, a sports field, a university, a pub, a place of worship, a café.
Think of this as a café. All are welcome. It’s a place to discuss and debate, to share knowledge and build connections.
Like eating clean, leading clean is about finding ways to nourish and build health in how we lead, whatever our situation. It’s about learning together. It’s about adding value to the communities in which we live.
I’ve been playing with leading and following for 15 years; sometimes I’m pretty good at it. Sometimes I’m not. Either way I always learn useful things.
Except how to tell jokes well. I’ve never learnt how to do that.
Feel free to drop in anytime.
Good coffee and leading well matter to me.
I made two short blacks this morning. My husband forgot to drink his.
I’m a committed Coffee-the-experience person. When I’m drinking coffee, that’s my whole world. I don’t work and drink coffee. I don’t watch TV and drink coffee. I sit. I drink. I may converse and engage with people while experiencing my coffee, but I don’t do anything else. Forgetting to drink coffee is not an option.
I digress, and this was going to be a short post.
SO…he forgot to drink his coffee. I muttered under my breath at the injustice of another person not appreciating Coffee-the-experience and he said, ‘Keep it; I’ll make an iced coffee later.’
An Iced Coffee? With my Perfect Short Black? An Iced Coffee?
Once I stopped gaping at the absurdity of his idea and stepped off my caffeine soap box, I remembered that coffee-the-experience is different for everyone. Coffee – like leadership – is impacted by the quality of the ingredients, but how it is developed and how it is experienced varies.
I love that about leadership. I can learn to accept that about coffee.