Wonderful Things Happen in Unusual Ways! So Be Ready!

Diana Rodriguez

I was at the Nyack Post Office, mailing a copy of “Grateful Leadership” to a wonderful executive coach in the UK, Jane Morgan. I really wanted to get the book to her in good shape. As she had coached me through the challenging “birth” of this book, I felt an immense sense of gratitude toward her.

So there I was giving the book to the postal worker, who looked at it and said, “Wow! This book looks really interesting! I would love to read it.” She seemed so sincere that I gave her my card and told her if she sent me an email, I would send her a PDF file of the book for her reading pleasure. Then she told me that she wanted to read it for a course she was taking in Organizational Management at Nyack College.

I often make this offer to people who show an interest, but rarely do I get that follow up email that enables me to give them IIL’s gift. Diana Rodriguez did email me, and right away I sent her the file of the manuscript. Next thing I know, she has put together a presentation for her class about Grateful Leadership, which she shared with me for my approval. I thought it so lovely that I want to share it with you. I am honored to have a new proponent of “Grateful Leadership” and “The Power of Acknowledgment” who came from this “chance” encounter.

I don’t really believe there are any “accidents” in the universe – things happen out of our intention. So thank you, Diana, for INTENDING for us to meet and share this work. I have been told that when the student is ready, the teacher appears. I am honored and grateful to be one of your “teachers.”

Here is a link to Diana’s delightful presentation. I am thrilled to share it with you. 

Click here to read about what a wonderful connection Diana led me to much later…