Preoccupied with everything else in his life
The other day in the office there was a disconnect with a gentleman that works there. I observed a conversation where the two people were on completely different wave lengths. As we observed this interaction one of the other ladies in the office commented “preoccupied with everything else in his life”. The reality is that this is most likely the truth.
We are all preoccupied with everything else in our lives…. How many times have you had a conversation or discussion with someone and the two of you have been on different wavelengths? If you are like me, it is more often than you can imagine. I know recently that I had to talk with a staff member that was not performing at the level that they are capable of. In asking questions I discovered that there is a lot going on in their personal life.
So next time you are talking, discussing and tasking someone, think about are we on the same wavelength or are either of us preoccupied with life? I find that asking questions of the other person helps me to understand the preoccupations of the other person.
- How do you understand the preoccupations of the people around you?
- How do you work through the preoccupations of others?
- How do you manage your preoccupations?
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Posted on Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014, in Uncategorized and tagged Business, Communication, Connecting, Discussion, Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Life, Management, Personal Life, Preoccupation. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.