Far too often we make bad decisions because we fail to take the right perspective. Zooming out and creating emotional, physical, and time-based distance from our decisions is proven to unlock better decision-making.
Posts Tagged: perspective
In 1985, I joined the Peace Corps and began my service in Congo, Central Africa. I was an idealistic young man with a naively expansive view of my ability to help people and bring about meaningful change in their lives. The challenges and frustrations I experienced as a Peace Corps volunteer provided important life lessons… Read more »
Whatever challenge you’re dealing with, this powerful question can help you find your way forward.
If our boredom is something we have the power to change, then what will that change look like? What’s the next step? Turn your boredom into a jumping off point, ready to propel you forward.
Before my current state government position supporting AmeriCorps programs, I spent two years working as a community development consultant in Madagascar, the large island off the southeast coast of Africa. While living and working in Madagascar — a country and culture so different from our lives here in America — I learned a lot about perspective. And perspectiveRead… Read more »
Each of us has different work super powers and often we don’t recognize those powers can enable other employees powers. What I found out was that my skills of keeping airplanes separated, was greater than that. What I was able to do was explain what I find as normal everyday air traffic control stuff, to… Read more »
Sometimes simply talking about a concept doesn’t do it justice. Often it takes seeing something tangible to drive the point home. While we talk about agile development and more effective use of technology in addressing civic issues, when we see it in practice we begin to see what is actually possible, and understand the powerRead… Read more »