In a more practical sense, that expression is a colorful way of asking: what inspires you and lifts you up? The answers can be as varied as each of us; in my case, it's what happens when I see capable people Connect and Grow. That's exactly what I witnessed at our Leadership Forum this week.
When creative ideas are shared and then passionate people collaborate (thank you, B Hose!) around them, the boat may float. Only when that collaborative energy is connected with the broader team, however, is the power of an idea unleashed in a business or any organization. That's when the boat does more than simply float; that's when it begins to move under power!
To Connect is to harness creative energy for a worthwhile purpose. It's the stuff that great companies are made of. What floats your boat? More importantly, what makes it move?