My CTI Leadership tribe mate and friend, Colleen O’Rourke, wants to fill Facebook with comic book heroes to fight the saturation of negative images and videos. She said, “Give me a like and I’ll assign you a character.”
I am not familiar with many super heroes. For example, I never heard of Ant Man until the recent movie came out, and even then I suspected it was a spoof (not). So when Colleen assigned Invisible Woman/Sue Storm to me I wondered why.
Colleen explained: “I have finally decided on Invisible Woman for a couple of reasons, but the most is that her power is not one of aggression or injury. She doesn’t strike down, she protects. She uses her powers to work with what is in the environment to influence the outcomes, and does so without causing injury. This, along with her intelligence, is why I picked her for you. Here is the description I liked: Invisible Woman uses her powers for both offense and defense, and is the heart of the team, guiding them through hardship and being the voice of reason when arguments get heated.”
Wow. It resonates with me, especially because I do not like being in the front of the room. I claim my superpowers. Thank you Colleen.
Colleen O’Rourke is an executive leadership coach.