One of the highlights of my recent trip to Mongolia was the opportunity to visit the World Energy Centre in the Gobi Desert. A monastery was originally built on this site in 1821, and a new monastery was built on the ruins in the past decade. People come from around the world to access the powerful energy, which is reputed to result in health, fertility and wealth.
Energy is at the core of most of my work – leadership and organizational drive, passion, and resilience. Rosabeth Moss Kanter recently wrote about energy in organizations http://blogs.hbr.org/kanter/2009/09/tips-for-being-an-energizer.html. She urges leaders to relentlessly focus on the bright side, redefine negatives as positives and maintain a bias for action.
Organizations are facing an energy crisis. Leaders can access, stoke and share their personal energy, which Kanter points out is abundant, renewable and free.