week-end report, week 44, 2012

Taking my shot at describing, capturing for future, further access, what I learned this week—whether I really understood it, or not.

week 44, 2012, 
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[1] being in charge takes more energy

When you're in charge, you're responsible for both ends of the conversation. Not that the person reporting to you if not accountable for his/her end, but since it's your vision being executed, it's on you to maintain momentum and on you to bring out what's needed in your counterpart.

It's not easy. Some days, it will drain you.

And when they step up, meet you half way, and then some, and hold the floor for you—it will be
so worth it.

Meanwhile, it's on you to maintain momentum. And, to keep bringing out what's needed in them and in yourself. In between steps—because it's not a linear progression; things change, go up and down and sideways—in between steps, it's up to you to maintain momentum.

[2] all business relationships are professional development workshops

Be it one encounter, occasional client-vendor, colleague day-in-day-out: all business relationships are professional development workshops.

[3] all personal relationships are personal development workshops

Be it a first date, Facebook friends, close family, neighbors, lovers, husband-wife, your kids: all personal relationships are personal development workshops.

scaffolding city, shot 145

scaffolding city, shot 145