Life offers us many challenges – a traffic jam when we’re in a hurry; rain on a wedding day or perhaps worse; illness or loss. It can feel like these things are happening “to us” – as if we have no choice and are the victim of some kind of outside force.
Sometimes the challenge comes from another person. How often have you felt upset by someone else’s actions or words? In these situations too, it can feel that you are being “done to” and are consequently powerless.
Whether in a business context or not, there is always value in learning.
It gives us the opportunity to expand our perspective which, in turn, gives us more choices. It helps us deepen our understanding and consequently have a greater chance of making informed and appropriate choices for ourselves.
I never cease to be amazed by the changes I witness through the…Continue
If you’ve ever flown, you’ll remember the part of the safety demonstration that says “If the cabin air system should fail, oxygen masks will be released from the panel above…..pull the mask towards you………place it over your mouth and nose …….. Make sure your own mask is correctly fitted before helping anyone else.”
The point of this is the same as in life – to stress that we cannot support others if we are not in a good state ourselves. What good are we to our family, our…Continue
“Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.” John Wooden (American Basketball Player & Coach).
Our true character is made up of many qualities (some people might call them values) and when we embody those qualities, we are at our best. What better way to maintain a positive reputation in business, than to ensure that how we do business is a…Continue