Recently, I had the privilege of filling an open position in the Department.
This is big doings.
Well, historically, there’s been no – and I mean none – movement. People come in … and never leave. That’s not necessarily a good thing, either.
Well, someone’s leaving. Retiring, in fact.
And isn’t that neat? I think so. Something to be celebrated, yes it is.
But…. there remain big shoes to fill.
So … yes it’s a challenge and yet an opportunity.
I set about the task of sorting through the many, many applicants. And it was daunting. Difficult. And … personally, really stressful.
So much talent. So many hopeful faces.
So many interviews, so many phone calls, so many conversations.
I did my best to listen, to observe, to engage and to take note.
I went to bed thinking about it.
I woke soon after .. still thinking.
I took notes. I paid attention.
But, in the end, here’s the rub (and there’s always one): there’s only one opening.
And my new hire started yesterday.
I know that, in spite of all the other talented and lovely and capable people I met and talked with, that this one is the one.
And tonight I realized that the feeling I’m experiencing and the sounds I am hearing are simply the echoes of my soul whispering back, “Hey …. thanks for listening.”
“When a great moment knocks on the door of your life, it is often no louder than the beating of your heart, and it is very easy to miss it. ” ― Boris Pasternak
Have you ever experienced a “soul whisper” in a work situation? Tell me, I’d love to hear all about it.