Remember How Much You Mean to Others

| April 29, 2015 | 0 Comments


By Elle Allison-Napolitano, PhD.

Copyright© 2015, All Rights Reserved.



Although neuroscientists have shown that the limbic system is open and emotions are contagious between people, many leaders fail to act on this knowledge. They go about their workday moving from task to task without noting just how much they influence the people around them. They fail to remember just how much they mean to others and they miss opportunities to connect with and inspire the people they lead.

One reason for forgetting how much you mean to others is feeling like you can’t make a difference. If you think, even subconsciously, that you are only one person and one person cannot make a difference, you forget that the people around you look to you for inspiration. Never is this more true than when you are in the midst of disruptive change or downright adversity.

In order to increase your resonance, it is important for you to be mindful of how much you mean to others. Being mindful of your words, actions, demeanor, and emotions helps you to tune in to the people around you. Being mindful of these qualities calms you down, makes you humble and tender.

When you are mindful about how much you mean to others, you realize you have the power to inspire and transmit courage, and you choose in every daily interaction to do so.

End Note:  After my friend Michael Sales Co-Founder of Art of the Future  read this blog, he sent me this message and link:

“Simon and Garfield’s song, “Old Friends/Bookends” contains the following line: “Preserve your memories, they’re all that’s left to you.” We all touch each other; if we’re lucky, we remember each other, we give each other meaning, experience, insight.”

To listen to Old Friends/Bookends, click below:

About Elle

©2015 Elle Allison-Napolitano. Elle Allison-Napolitano, PhD. is author of several books and articles focusing on leadership resilience. Elle is founder of Wisdom Out, a leadership and organizational development company that helps people, teams and organizations sustain transformational change and bring their best initiatives to deep implementation where they can make a real difference. You can contact Elle through her website


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