It’s Leadership

Together Now

This thought is DOPE
Diversity
is what we hope’s
the recipe
Put it all in
and we all win
More thoughts are caught


Put Me In Coach

I’ll be DIRECT
How was your day
As you expect
two things to say
That’s great but this
you'll need to fix
How grand’s your plan

(C) Stephen W. Buchanan 2020

Originally published advertising free at “If You Haven’t Got A Sonnet

Inspired by Kate‘s poems about the Leadership Training her employer had her take posted at anotherkatewilson, and urged on by her, I wrote these ha’sonnets about the Leadership Training my employer had me take. Thanks, Kate!

DOPE and DIRECT as used above are from the training. DOPE is a personality typing based on birds: Dove, Owl, Peacock, Eagle. It was included as part of the diversity day of training. DIRECT is a form of coaching, standing for: Develop rapport; Indicate focus; Reinforce and recognize; Engage in self-discovery; Cause for gap/create a plan; Test/tweak/timeline.

Fireflies Flicker

When the fireflies
flicker off/on
lighting night skies
with visual song
I think of you
No longer blue
I smile awhile

(C) Stephen W. Buchanan 2016

Originally published advertising free at “If You Haven’t Got A Sonnet

Kate’s wonderful poem “once upon a summer gloaming” on her site “anotherkatewilson” and the comment thread unintentionally started by Eugenia made me remember this ha’sonnet.