Defining Moments: Navigating Through Business and by P. Shaw

By P. Shaw

Our lives are choked with defining moments, yet will we know them? We frequently fail to understand the importance of those moments. At paintings the strain may be relentless and we will fail to take pleasure in these moments. the writer exhibits tips to recognize and delight in those moments, which in flip is helping us to raised cope in the course of more challenging occasions.

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In our personal life, it might involve visiting new places, talking to new people or going to a different type of film or play. There might be someone whom we have always regarded as intensely boring. Can we seek out their wavelength and see how we can find out something surprising about them to make conversation with them a pleasure and not a pain? It might be worth reflecting on: ■ What you might do to open up new surprises in your work and in your personal life. ■ How you can take forward an activity in which you are ready to be surprised.

Whom you might spend time with, ready to be surprised by a sense of shared discovery with that person. Be surprised about whom you can work with Most of us prefer working with like-minded people, yet we often recognize that our most creative working relationships are with people who are different from us. Roger was given the challenge of working with a colleague as the joint head of a major initiative in the private sector. They talked about the gifts they would bring to each other and how they could complement each other’s skills and style.

We often think that challenges are ill founded or that we are a victim of circumstance and therefore the challenge, even if correct, is still unhelpful. How can we best use personal challenges as a means of redefining our approach and allowing our response to a challenge to be a milestone in the way we approach issues or use our time and energy? 22 DEFINING MOMENTS I needed to change my life. The way I deal with people is different. I am much less concerned about how people judge me: this is much less important to me now.

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