Communication often gets strained and confused when the sender and receiver make assumptions about what a word means. For example, what does opportunity mean?
Crisis. Fear. Challenge. Oh, my!
Doing the same things that got us here will not create a solution.
It’s time to do something different. But what?
Two sides… Two perceptions… Two truths? What were the INITIAL perceptions that created the recent tragedy in Florida with Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman?
Do you discriminate? Your initial answer is probably No. However, I would challenge you to consider again and broaden your perspective.
Competition has become prevalent throughout our everyday activities. There is competition for parking spaces, for access to the shortest line at the grocery store, for the next sale, for the better job, for the idea that wins the boss’ approval… and the list goes on. Our collective mindset is that competition is the way to get ahead, the way to ensure our success… yet is it?
Oil disaster in Gulf of Mexico… downsizing in an organization… tweaking the finances for quarterly reporting… eating too much!! Each of these are examples of where limited view or short term thinking has been used and resulted in undesirable consequences. Do you think with a limited view or broader/long term view?
Awareness is the start of change. You’ve heard that before. I agree that it is the start, however it take more than awareness to successfully and sustainably change.
It seems that everyday there is a news article or story about someone doing something that others consider unethical. I wonder how people would define ethics if you asked them.