Tri-namics free exercise

In this New Year of 2013 we think, as we often do at the start of a year, on starting something new, on redefining goals, of resolving to somehow be different. We hope we will be successful. Have we clearly defined what success looks like for us?

In our book, Tri-namics: Leadership Wisdom for the Health System that Erna Hagge and I recently published in 2012, we have a wonderful exercise called Three Success Statements. The book is full of tools, exercises and resources to reflect and learn. Here is the essence of the exercise.

Think about what success really means to you. Sometimes it is not the obvious.

Complete these three statements:

1. I know I am successful when…

2. I know I am successful when…

3. I know I am successful when…

Other people’s statements may spark thoughts for you. I know I am successful when I live my highest value every day. I know I am successful when I tap into my sense of humour regularly. I know I am successful as a leader when my team is fully engaged.

Keeping your three success statements in your consciousness helps you make wiser decisions for yourself and those around you.

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I am 3M- Mom, Mum, and Mama to my son, daughter-in-law, and daughter. They each have their endearments for me which I treasure. It represents the unique relationship I have with each of them. My Leaderspace Blog is a professional blog about leaders and the space around them as I have spent many years observing leaders and their relationships. My Debbie Payne Poetry blog are a collection of poems often stimulated by some kind of motherly-wifely-daughter-sister-friend-environment relationship experience. The poems seem to just bubble up and pour out every now and then. They feel like little gifts that are handed to me to pass on, so I now pass them on to you, my new readers. My hope is that some of the words will spark an emotion that will lead to a hug with someone you cherish. My consulting work focuses on leadership, development, learning and training. if you want to know more check out my profile at, hunt me down on LinkedIN, or check out my websites.
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