Monday, February 09, 2015

Getting Real

It is not unusual to find that the differences which emerge in a meeting are not mere differences of opinion about how to handle a particular matter but differences about what constitutes reality. People "talk past" one another or quietly seethe at the obtuseness of the other side when they fail to perceive that there are at least two - and perhaps more - versions of reality at play in the room.

Leaders can talk about goals and missions as well as plans and techniques but until a single version of reality is established, effectiveness will be hindered or thwarted.


Daniel Richwine said...

A healthy appreciation of "Abbot and Costello" can help keep this in mind.

Michael Wade said...


Great point!