Shadows

One of my teachers outlined an interesting exercise he has seen used with clients.

If they have a values statement, reverse it. So, if they say “we value transparency” change it to “we value obfuscation”….and so on.

Most of us say what we would like people to think we are, but very often we say them because we know we’re not. We operate from the shadow of our statements.

It’s uncomfortably challenging, and salutary.

Living up to who we say we are is an act of real courage.

Published by Richard H Merrick

Complexity and volatility create enormous opportunities for those willing to go beyond the boundaries of "business as usual" to explore the edges of their business. I am an entrepreneur, a coach, a creative thinker, and above all, an explorer of possibility.

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