“Start wherever you are and start small.” -Rita Baily
For the past two days I have been on a course. I wanted to get some tools to deal with people that are difficult. What I got were tools to be better at living with the human race on a daily basis.
Our teacher was an expert. Very competent and very good at getting her information out and into our heads. With humour, real life examples and relating to what her audience was saying, she was inspiring. What was very interesting, was discovering that ultimately we were not going to get tools to change our difficult people. Nope. We did get tools to change how we deal with people, all kinds of people. There are a variety of human recipes out there. Knowing what communication style will be the most effective with them is an art. Lucky for us, if we are willing, it is an art we can learn. And I might add, with the right teacher and facilitator, we can be on our way to trying something new.
I think it is good to get out of the office once in a while. The change of pace is refreshing and a new perspective can feel like a whole new you. Tomorrow, I am going to start to change my communication, one small step at a time.
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