Greetings! As you will read below, we have many exciting events, announcements and resources to share with you once again this month. Now that March is here, it feels like the days are flying by and we are already preparing to turn our clocks ahead here in the U.S. for Daylight Saving Time (it is the 100th anniversary of this tradition!) this coming weekend. The changing of the clocks always evokes for me me the Appreciative Inquiry principle of social constructionism, which reminds us that words create worlds and that our reality is socially created through language and conversations. One day we agree that a particular position of the sun in the sky is 12:00 pm and the next day, that same position is 1:00 pm…what a superpower we have to change the time! Similarly, we have the same superpower to change our words and focus toward the appreciative with our colleagues, our families and even ourselves. As you shift your clocks (if you do), I invite you to work on shifting your awareness to the strengths and opportunities that have perhaps gone unnoticed in yourself and others since the last time you changed your clock. What new things might you notice if you do this?
We invite you to share what is ahead for you that you are excited about as you spring ahead into daylight savings time (think of it as an extra hour of sunshine vs. a lost hour of sleep). Share with us on social media (our twitter is @DLCCenterforAI) using the hashtag #SpringAhead