Tuesday, May 5, 2009

i-TFTD #202

i-TFTD #202

#202-1. We are not the same persons this year as last; nor are those we love. It is a happy chance if we, changing, continue to love a changed person.
-William Somerset Maugham

#202-2. Faults are thick where love is thin.
-English Proverb

#202-3. When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love has always won. There have been tyrants and murderers and for a time they seem invincible but in the end, they always fallthink of it, ALWAYS.
-Mahatma Gandhi

The first is profound, and mostly ignored. We tend to freeze our opinions of others based on an image from the past. It is easy to label but it is one of the most unfair actions especially by a manager. We forget that people can and do change. Could we cultivate the habit of viewing an individual with suspended judgement, letting their present actions decide our opinion?

The second is applicable in any relationship including professional ones. My favourite subordinate's mistakes are "okay", to be kindly indulged as "learning opportunities". Other subordinates who make me uncomfortable, who I dislike for some reasontheir mistakes appear intolerable.

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