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Enchantment, Imagination
November 27, 2019
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In his book, The Soul of Leadership, Deepak Chopra writes about how visionary leaders can support their team’s imagination and creativity. He declares that it begins with awareness. “Awareness is the birthplace of possibility. Everything you want to achieve begins here. As a new idea arises, it must gather power and influence…Awareness isn’t the same as thinking. The world is so complex that the rational mind cannot calculate all the possibilities in a given situation…Therefore we don’t really use logic and reason the way we say we do. We make our decisions intuitively, and afterward we bring in logic and reason to justify our choices. This doesn’t mean logic isn’t valuable. It means that we use much more of our awareness than we realize…

When you are aware, you feel comfortable with uncertainty – you thrive on it, in fact…When you are aware you lead others by encouraging them to see beyond the old ways of doing things, and you can offer them the sheer excitement of replacing their outworn perspectives.”

And in the book, Art of Leadership: Developing People, Ian Broinowski writes that “there is a relationship between an early childhood educator’s sense of enchantment, imagination, and creativity and their work with young children. There is a clear correlation between an educator’s professional creative imagination and the creativeness of the children in their care and also the quality of the program.”

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