“And once the storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm is all about.”
~ Haruki Murakami
I just came in from a sunset stroll. It has been an inspiring summer day here in southern Ontario. The air smells fresh! The flowers seem brighter and larger than life. The trees seem to reach for the sun.
In an organization, the symbolism of a storm can represent emotions and thoughts. An organizational storm can brew and spew and send a message of conflict and perhaps misunderstanding. A storm stirs things up. A crisis in an organization can provide the opportunity for reflection. All people willing to wait out the storm and participate in the clean up will most certainly experience the calm after the storm.
In a leadership role, it is quite often as simple as making a decision that will have an important impact on the organization. A reflective, thoughtful leader can restore the health of an organization and return it to its purpose and positive operations. Resilience is key to success. A leader that can model resilience is part of that success.
BMG is prepared to successfully guide you through a storm. A storm is meant to shake us and perhaps shift us in different ways. BMG can help you welcome the shifts you need to make with strength and flexibility.
Written by Deborah Lavender, BMG Senior Consultant
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