November 26, Friday
Robin was supposed to give Amanda a massage first thing this morning but we got a message from her saying that because Marien’s leadership session was to begin an hour earlier than planned, Amanda couldn’t do it. She’s been working so hard she really deserved it, and we wanted to give that to her as a gift. Too bad! Oh well…
Instead, Robin and I took a nice power walk to the lighthouse with Sue and got back just in time for Marien’s “Effortless Leadership” group session that she, Sheela, Katja, Christina, Deborah and Amanda made to a few local business people. I thought they did a real good job getting their point across in a creative way. I thought Marien in particular was very clear and powerful. This was Robin’s first Three Principles presentation, and she herself saw something new that every individual in all parts of an operation had something to offer by way of leadership and could be treated as such.
I gave feedback to Marien at lunch where I thought the presentation could be improved: to be sure the connection was made between their point and what people came there to get; namely, aspects of “Effortless Leadership” that participants considered either important or had difficulty with, to show how their Three Principles point applied to it.
After lunch Robin and I took a mini hike from the lighthouse path down past the ocre mines to the sea, where we sat for a while in that most peaceful place.
When we came back we had a dual Skype call with Saskia, the person who originally “fixed us up”, so to speak, which was very nice and very heartening because she is doing so well.
Next we had dinner at a recommended restaurant named “Pushkin,” which definitely lived up to its billing. Our meal was capped off by delicious glutinous carrot cake, from which I knew I was going to suffer later but was worth it, and that’s why I’m up in the middle of the night writing this. Yet another really wonderful day.