I, like many people have ideas and thoughts that pop into my head.
I have decided to write down (the ones that are publishable and legal), so I don’t forget them and they may be of assistance to you.
I am impressed by the books written by the Arbinger Institute, in particular, ‘Leadership and Self-Deception‘. I have been listening to another one of their books ‘An Open Mindset’.
Several things that hit home for me in the book and this one got me thinking. When you are dealing with a problem which involves other people the place you start is with ‘As far I am concerned I am the biggest problem here’, it logically follows that you would:
Listen to what they have to say so you can understand why they feel or think the way they do.
Then ask how you can help make things better and improve the situation.
Check to see how what you have agreed to do has helped make the situation better.
Of course, this makes sense if only others would do this, the world would work in a far better way. The challenge is you have to go first, so when you face your next conflict or difficult situation start with “As far as I am concerned, I am the biggest problem here.’
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