We can create fireworks when we perform to our potential on any given stage of work. Producing shortly lived moments of brilliance, and then nothing, is not what I intend with these opening words.
Of course, we might get to light up the proverbial sky in a certain sense if our work produces the right solutions for our stakeholders or audience we could say.
When thinking about fireworks, great splashes of colour may come to mind. We might say our planning and preparation are the backdrop for any eventual efforts to enrich the moment, as we go about being our best.
The sounds associated with fireworks – whizzes, bangs, ooh and ah – often accompany the moment as we stand in the spotlight, delivering our ability to the full. And, in a perfect world, the results will linger in the hearts of those witnessing the performance long after silence has returned.
As with many ideas, the theme of fireworks has the flexibility to be developed in any number of additional ways with regards to our productivity in the workplace. For now, let me just thank you for reading this ‘Fireworks‘ post.
Brian Groves DipM MCIM Chartered Marketer, CTI-trained co-active coach and freelance trainer, supplies professional and personal development through coaching, coaching workshops, marketing development training and English language training.
As an adjunct professor at the Catholic University of Milan, Italy, Brian teaches a postgraduate course based on dramatic texts and elements of coaching to examine various work-related performance matters.
Performance skills at work (2015), Personal performance potential at work (2014), Coaching, performing and thinking at work (2013), Reflections on performance at work (2012), Elements of theatre at work (2010) and Training through drama for work (2009).