Pete hit a wall. His employee Pam constantly failed to meet project deadlines which in turn made him look bad to his superiors. Pete kept telling Pam the exact activities to work on yet nothing was working. Albert Einstein once said, the definition of insanity was doing the same thing over and over again expecting different results.
Pete knowing something else had to happen went for a walk in a nearby city park. He observed two sets of people. The first set was a couple standing on guard yelling at each other. He noticed that both seemed to be blaming each other for the situation.
As Pete looked around, he caught daffodils blooming. As his eye saw two businessmen having a conversation, he saw a huge difference. The taller gentlemen sat silently, listening to a lady talk. Once she was done, Pete observed the gentlemen asking intriguing questions. Both were calm and remained poised. The lady’s body language changed and became inquisitive. The questions gave her new perspective to handle a situation. Suddenly, she stood up, and said, “I know exactly what to do now.”
All Pete could think about was Wow. Whatever the situation was, it got handled easily and quickly.
He scribbled on a piece of paper, “Meet every obstacle with poise, perspective, and power.”
Pete called Pam into his office and asked (instead of told), what are the three biggest challenges to meeting deadlines? Pam, with a large sigh, said…..Pam finally felt as if she was feeling heard and understood.
Pete and Pam smiled as they put together a game plan for the next set of projects.
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