As a colleague of Nan’s I regularly post here about work and sometimes life. I’d label myself an avid reader. I enjoy a combination of an e-reader and the printed page. I need to see book titles as I go through my daily activities. I have bookcases in my office, in several rooms at home plus a stack by my nightstand. They keep me grounded and often spark an idea or provide inspiration. The other day, I was flipping through a well-read book and came across this passage. I think it offers both a thoughtful perspective and a ‘how to’ for getting results in today’s complex workplaces. And, I thought I’d share:
If everyone is shouting, what’s missing is quiet reason.
If everyone is pointing fingers, what’s missing is accountability.
If everyone is finding fault, what’s missing is praise and recognition.
If everyone is in agreement, what’s missing is another perspective.
If everyone is focused on short-term gains, what’s missing is long-term thinking.
If everyone is thinking about their own department, what’s missing (continue reading →)