Test of Out of the Box theory

September 6, 2012 (San Diego)                   

 Out of the box theory noted on Aug 30th: when presented with an unexpected dilemma when I am up front and moderating a group, do this:

  1. just stop
  2. breathe
  3. get centered
  4. get clarity
  5. deal now or later ( for me it is mostly later)

I was presenting a leadership session yesterday and up popped one of

those “wow, where did that comment come from?” Truthfully the comment did not hit me at the soul level as noted on Aug 30th but it was deep enough. As Shakespeare wrote in Romeo and Juliet when Mercutio was run through with a rapier: “’tis not so deep as a well, nor so wide as a church-door; but ’tis enough, ’twill serve

           Anyway I did what I wrote above: stopped, breathed, centered my thoughts and gained clarity. Miracle upon miracles it worked. I was able to help the questioner understand the point which was being challenged.

            For me keeping my sanity and centeredness is more important than prevailing in the conversation.

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