… But First Make Sure You Don’t Misunderstand It - Deepstash

… But First Make Sure You Don’t Misunderstand It

When we are able to put ourselves in the other person’s shoes, we can take a fresh look at a challenging situation. We can take a moment to recognize that we have one view of the situation, but things may, and probably do, look very different from another person’s perspective. Although putting yourself in another person’s shoes is good for reflection, it is important to avoid thinking you know what the other person is feeling or experiencing. We need to balance putting ourselves in someone else’s shoes with not assuming we understand their reality, which requires good listening.

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“An idea is something that won’t work unless you do.” - Thomas A. Edison

Leaders always have, looming over their heads, about to crash down upon them, the words “hard”, “tough”, sometimes even “inhuman”. But, doing hard things, is often the most human thing to do.

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