Be like Tom
How did it feel the last time you talked with someone who went on and on? Who didn’t notice he was dominating the conversation? Who didn’t pay attention to all the subtle and not-so-subtle clues you were giving?
I had the opposite experience with my former manager, Tom. Because he was incredibly attentive, I had no choice but to be in the moment. As a result, we got a lot of stuff done quickly.
As Tom looked through some papers during one meeting, I glanced at my watch. Immediately, he asked if there was somewhere I needed to go or if I had some things I needed to take care of. He asked in a gentle caring way. He wasn’t offended. Instead, he was more concerned about taking time from me.
How might we be more like Tom?
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