Have you ever been falsely accused by someone who didn't know all the facts?
Our world is moving at such a fast pace that often times there are two critical behaviors forgotten- LISTENING and QUESTIONING!
Energy Performance Tip: One of my clients has an employee who recently emailed me about a frustrating event at work. His department made a mistake that affected another department. Rather than the managers of the other department working with him to solve the issue they opted to waste energy with these three responses. The first person ignored him, but showed his disgust. The second person justified his department - "We're right, you're wrong." And the third openly attacked him. The thing that didn't happen was a good dose of listening and asking questions. The employee however exercised a great deal of patience and used his energy effectively by asking how the problem could be solved, without being defensive. I believe his response exhibited self-control and self-confidence.
"Common sense is the least common of all the senses." -Anon
"The price of greatness is responsibility." - Winston Churchill
"The strong man is the one who is able to intercept at will the communication between the senses and the mind." - Napoleon Bonaparte
Energy Development Tip: This week try this, when you face a problem with another person listen first to their intent and ask pertinent questions to get a solution. Make certain you comprehend exactly what the person is telling you. Refuse to start your "mental motor" before you understand. It saves a great deal of energy.
"The confidence which we have in ourselves gives birth to much of that which we have in others." - Francois de la Rochefoucauld
"Oftentimes nothing profits more than self-esteem, grounded on what is just and right and well-managed." - John Milton
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