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Posts tagged Lead With Empathy
Are we the same?

Well, no, actually we aren’t.

One of the captivating characteristics of the human experience is that we are all unique, each and every one of us. And as we look to find common ground with those around us, keeping this in mind can really take the pressure off.

No longer do we have to keep hunting for our perfect match — relationally, politically, professionally, etc. — because there’s a better, more productive pursuit.

How about — How are we the same?

We’re better off letting go of the illusive mirage that someone, anyone is always going to agree with us. If it’s truly progress we’re after, finding a place to stand together — regardless of how much separates us — is an awfully good place to start.

Who are we listening to?

There’s a litany of options when it comes to choosing the products we create, the problems we solve, and the experiences we serve.

Listening to our gut.

Listening to our team.

Listening to our competitors.

Listening to our investors.

Listening to the media.

Listening to the doubters.

Listening to the negative reviews.

On and on it goes. Each of which can have truthful, even beneficial, perspective to contribute. The trouble is filtering out those kernels of truth from all the noise, bias, and differing intent.

There’s another voice; one that speaks with a greater clarity when it comes to the work that we’re doing — our customers. Those we’re seeking to serve. The people like us.

As change makers, our daily dedication is to find their voices. And when we do, listen with care.

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