This seems like a pretty basic concept to simply show others respect, but many times it is more complicated than that. This became evident to me about a year ago when I took on a new job. There are a variety of backgrounds and experiences that my team comes from. I am learning to dig deeper into figuring out what drives them and why they are the people they are that would be missed at first glance.
1. Can you think of someone in your life that you thought you knew until you dug deeper?
2. What kinds of things did you learn about them?
Challenge: When you think about the people you interact with every day, consider their past and how it shapes who they are today. We all have a variety of things that shape us and make us who we are. Take the time and effort to discover the story of someone you are in relationship with; it may explain why they do some of the things they do.
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