At work we may declare, “I love what I do” and mean it. But declaring love for another is usually reserved for family, close friends and romantic relationships.
Nevertheless, when love happens we recognize it even if it is not declared it in words. We simply know it happened and are pleased, nurtured, and/or encouraged.
The work of love is at the root of excellent customer service,
outstanding team work, and
authentic passionate leadership.
The late M. Scott Peck, M.D., (1936-2005) wrote,
“The principle form that the work of love takes is attention.
When we love another we give him or her our attention;
we attend to that person’s growth.”1
Got anyone you need to love…er, ah…I mean pay attention to, listen to, or attend to today?
Then get on back to work… and know the infinitely great value of the work you are doing!