“Remain calm. Be kind. In the “heat of the battle”—whether military or corporate—kindness, like calmness, reassures followers and holds their confidence. Kindness connects you with other human beings in a bond of mutual respect. If you care for your followers and show them kindness, they will recognize and care for you”
- Colin Powell (13 Rules)
I had an experience at work today that was less than desirable – there was a miscommunication between myself and another senior party. It was quite a bitterness-inducing moment but I stuck to my position of always being calm and beyond collected. I now realize that it is so important to have open channels of communication in every relationship – work, friendship, romantic – otherwise that relationship is doomed to failure. Another important Colin rule is to make sure that you show people that you value them – it is a basic human need – to let them know that you really “see” them and that their presence on this planet means something to you. A bit of a deep post, but yeah, that was today.
The rest of the work year will be beyond interesting. Thank goodness for Colin Powell and his 13 Rules to leadership. They will come in handy. Peace and Love, K.