I’m doodling. This picture is of my first thoughts about the drawings that will accompany each chapter of my Circle of Impact Africa book.

I have found doodling like this very liberating. I also found that I stand astride the line that separates abstract ideas from concrete ones.

As I drew, I thought of my daughter-in-law, colorfreakjina, who is an amazing artist. An artist from the heart. As I did this little exercise in creative art, thinking about her, I decided that I wanted to figure out how to make each drawing one of people at play as a description of the leadership that we need.

If you have read Circle of Impact: Taking Personal Initiative To Ignite Change, and you feel so inclined, let me know how you see each chapter communicated through a drawing. Leave a response here. For whoever does, I’ll send you a copy of one of my short books. 



Dr. Ed Brenegar is a Leader for Leaders working with individuals, their teams, organizations and communities who find themselves at a point of transition. Ed has developed an innovative leadership model called, Circle of Impact, that clarifies what the impact of their life or the work of their organization can be. From this perspective, impact is the change that makes a difference that matters. Ed. for over 30 years, has inspired and equipped people and organizations to practice this fresh understanding of leadership. All leadership begins with personal initiative to create impact that makes a difference that matters. Everyone within an organization or a community can, therefore, practice leadership initiative. In so doing, they turn what were once leadership-starved organizations into leader-rich cultures that make a difference that matters.

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