I was chatting with a friend last month and he was having a really challenging time with a colleague. As he described his colleague, a vision of a monster came to mind – ugly, menacing, and overall horrible. Yet, there had to be more – at least that was my hope. So we discussed the possibility of something good within the life of this seemingly terrible person.
At first my friend couldn’t find any redeeming value in his colleague, but as he thought more about it something good popped up. I wish I could tell you that everything miraculously changed and that my friend and his colleague became BCFs (best colleagues forever), but that isn’t true. What I can share is that their relationship has slowly opened up and created more value for both of them and their department.
One small positive thing – look for it, find it, and the change will begin.
Have a wonderful Wednesday,