Ships that pass in the night, and speak each other in passing,
Only a signal shown and a distant voice in the darkness;
So on the ocean of life we pass and speak one another,
Only a look and a voice, then darkness again and a silence.

- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Book Blurb #1

Glow: How You Can Radiate Energy, Innovation, and Success
by Lynda Gratton
Berrett-Koehler Publishers © 2009

… people who Glow had mastered three distinct areas of their life:

  • They Glow because they have built deeply trusting and cooperative relationships with others.

  • They Glow because they have extended their networks beyond the obvious to encompass the unusual.

  • They Glow because they are on an inner quest that ignites their own energy and that of others.

You Glow when you radiate positive energy—that fosters a great working experience for yourself, excites and ignites others, and through your inspiration and innovation creates superior value and success in your work.

All of us have moments when we feel we are Glowing. It could be when a project goes particularly well or when working with a colleague feels especially rewarding or when suddenly someone you barely know comes up with an idea for a problem that has been on your mind for ages. It is at these times that you feel great about what you are doing, times when working with others has never seemed more natural, times when you really feel part of something bigger—times when you feel really successful.

When you radiate this positive energy, great things happen to you. When you Glow, you are able to create or find and flourish in what I call Hot Spots.

  • Glowing is something that happens to you and involves your radiating energy and innovation.

  • Hot Spots are times, places, and occasions when whole groups or a community of people become highly energized and innovative.