World Poetry Day: The Yearning – by Adam Cooper

Given today is World Poetry Day, today’s Leader’s Digest Blog is not surprisingly, a poem.

The following poem, written by a friend and client of mine, is about leadership.

Thank you, Adam, for allowing me to share your gift with others.

 The Yearning – by Adam Cooper 

The river takes a new bend

And a new horizon unfolds

A long gaze.

A deep breath.

A yearning.

Not for certainty, not for fame

But for something deeper that will sustain.

A yearning for insight – to know the real me

And for grace – to let me be.

A yearning to notice, to reflect with heart

And for courage to act, to play my part.

A yearning for vision – to really see

Not only what is, but what could be.

A yearning to find potential in those I know

And for the wisdom and diligence to help it grow.

 World Poetry Day - The Leader's Digest, by Suzi McAlpine

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Suzi McAlpine

Suzi McAlpine is a Leadership Development Specialist and author of the award-winning leadership blog, The Leader’s Digest. She writes and teaches about accomplished leadership, what magic emerges when it’s present, and how to ignite better leadership in individuals, teams and organisations. Suzi has been a leader and senior executive herself, working alongside CEOs and executive teams in a variety of roles. Her experience has included being a head-hunter, an executive coach, and a practice leader for a division at the world’s largest HR consulting firm. Suzi provides a range of services as a Leadership Development Specialist, including executive coaching, leadership workshops and development programmes for CEOs, leadership teams and organisations throughout New Zealand.

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