“Your diamonds are not in the far distant mountains or in yonder seas; they are in your own backyard, if you but dig for them.” -Russel H. Conwell, founder of Temple University and man of many talents. Best known for his Acres of Diamonds speech
Toward the end of last year, Diamond Mind announced the relaunch of Where Diamonds Meet, a blog devoted to bringing you gems (people, ideas, resources) to help you mine your inner diamonds and better express your light in the world for influence and impact. (self-leadership/leadership)
A brand becomes diluted by appearing to be all over the map. If you stand for everything and everybody, you stand for nothing. There are many functions within Diamond Mind, think of them as tributaries of one source, one idea. What do talent optimization, leadership development, persuasive arts, momentum coaching, and executive presence have in common?
This short post, done in executive summary style attempts to reconnect (for subscribers past) and establish (for our new friends) the one idea behind all we do. Let’s connect ancient dots in a new way.
To accomplish this we will define 3 intricately woven words.
1. Educate – To lead out, to draw forth.
Much of our “education” is about pouring information into our skulls. That type of learning has its place, we do need information. The Diamond Mind approach can be summed up as “you have it in you, let us help draw it forth.” Our tool for this is resourceful conversation:
“Let’s start with our conversations.
At its root, it’s “to change together.”
It’s an exchange. Of energy, of words, of time, of care, of faith in the process.
Ultimately, conversation is mining for each other’s truth our diamonds in the rough.”
-from the Diamond Mind Manifesto by Tom Rosenak
You have it in you, let’s draw it forth. A brighter world through a better you.
2. Lead – Going in advance, go before.
Leadership is not a position, though it certainly may result in career advancement and change in position. Leadership is primarily an attitude, a mindset that inspires action to develop a new skill set. We want to go somewhere compelling, and we want to bring others with us. (Or have them bring us with them). It begins with vision -see where we go, why, before we work out the how.
Diamond Mind proclaims this to be an important year for highest self-leadership. The concept is hardly new, in fact ancient, and yet the pressures to be this, that and the other are heightened by the acceleration of change and the competing priorities. It’s time to establish an inner CEO to lead the inner brats and integrate the inner emotional ecosystem. Ask about our keynote on The Power of Higher Self-Leadership. Or our Executive Momentum Coaching, a proven process to establish the inner CEO, anchor to a core intention, and focus on what matters most.
3. Talent Optimization – To make the best of, or get the most from.
OPTI (cal) (to see better)
Refer to both leadership and education for vision as it relates to OPTI.
Similar to the warm-up drill we used at Christopher Leadership :
Good, Better, Best! Never let it rest, until your good is better and your better is Best!
Talent Optimization is a proven business framework, backed by science and data to support and enable you to increase your return on your people investment.
We remain true to the purpose of this post and avoid business speak or consultant jargon here.
Schedule a discovery call if you’d like to find out how Talent Optimization can help your organization become a better place to work and achieve better business.
You have “it” in you, let’s draw it forth. The world needs the shine of your unique light.
As always, we’d love to hear from you.