Brenda’s Blog – February 4, 2014
“Kennett, Missouri – home of Sheryl C_OW.” Clearly a mischief maker found great humor in removing the “R.” It made me think about the power of letters.
Think about the power of an “e” when you decide to be better, rather than bitter.
During my years of care giving I experienced many difficult and challenging moments. There were times when I felt truly overwhelmed. One night I sat at the computer, typing out my emotions. At the end, I realized Mom and Dad gave me the opportunity to see the Lord change “scared into sacred.” Holy transposition!
An old game gives you a word, requires you to shift one letter at a time, and then arrive at a completely new word. There is a great leadership principle embedded in this exercise. Cultural transitions aren’t made by jumping from A to Z. Making incremental steps allows the organization to stabilize before making the next move. They are shifting a letter at a time to complete the change.
Sometimes the word game gets off track because the moves weren’t the right ones. Isn’t this true of organizational morphing, as well? With each step, reassessment and review is necessary to see if the ultimate goal will be reached.
When we play the Scrabble® game of life we want to make sure it doesn’t turn into a Scramble!