Sunday, October 3, 2010

Adding Value and Meaning with Symbolism

In the course of our everyday lives, both at work and at home, we often forget to recognize and celebrate the value of the “ordinary” events and actions.  In schools, we assign value to many of these “ordinary” items by creating rituals and traditions designed to bring attention to the value of our daily experiences.

Rituals and traditions provide much needed symbolism.  The leader who is aware of the power of symbolic leadership opportunities is in the best position to recognize when new chances present themselves and, thus, works to establish new frontiers to explore and discover new avenues for value in the “ordinary.”

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