Deeply and Consciously and Compassionately Reconnecting with Our Humanity

 

Call it a limiting behavior. My zeal can deafen me to the suggestions others have to make. When passion strikes, adrenaline surges—and it is time to capture lightning. For decades I made a career acting this way, without realizing I was missing the multi-prism perspectives of my intelligent team, which had a lot of value. “Action wins,” I would yell.

To correct this ardor, I wrote down these words on a small piece of paper, “they might be right.” For several years I put that piece of paper in my pocket each morning. As others shared, I would reach for that note and hold onto to it as a reminder to listen—and you know what? In almost every case, they were right. The projects and concepts were greatly improved by listening to my team.

 

ABOUT US: We believe in either disrupting or being disrupted, and we chose to disrupt. At the Disruptor League, we want to know you, surprise you and make it easy for you to be a disruptor, too. It’s not all talk; we are changing the world. Join us to see how. We will teach you to use your superpowers and unite with us to change the world. The Disruptor League offers a unique environment to develop, to practice, and to embed design and innovation into your life. You will connect with others who want to make a difference. Relationships will grow, and problems will be solved.

 

Michael Graber

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1 Comment

  1. Stephan D Junion on May 20, 2020 at 10:02 am

    First, Michael, I love that you are a reflective person allowing yourself to be vulnerable. And your scenario is similar to mine. I just wrote “they might be right” on a post-it. Those little reminders are golden and help us pause to think! Thank you for your insights!

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