We’ll all had these conversations: “Sure you are right. There is no other way to see things.”
Or, is there another way?
Our choice of words often gets in the way of getting things done, and how we deliver those words has a huge impact on how our message is received – which too often can vastly different from what we intended. In personal situations and surely in business ones.
Almost always hit ‘send’ too soon when we should not have sent that message, when we should have called or when we should have just sat on our hands so we couldn’t hit send.
Most of the time I’ll admit that I don’t particularly care (which is not to say I don’t empathize) that deeply what others think, or why – so long as I’m doing or saying things which make sense to me, which fit my comfort zone …
But add an ingredient of ‘I’m trying to make a good impression’ and these dynamics change. Not 180 degrees different, but different. Maybe we all do this. Impress the prospective client, prospective employer, prospective ‘date’, prospective supporter etc. etc. etc.
Should it matter, should we be different?
Everything can be explained another way, can it not?
If you liked any Musing column, it would mean a lot to me if you let me know. Comments always welcome - please contribute to the discussion. Reply to: email@example.com. You can also connect with me on LinkedIn. You can sign-up friends at: MarkMusing.com . This site is updated daily, each column is retained in the archive when the next day's column is loaded ...
I publish FACILITYCalgary, weekly newsletter, free every Tuesday; to sign up, CLICK HERE