Over the past few days, I had three curious experiences; namely, seeing both pink roses and white roses growing on the same bush, which exceeded my height. Because of my curiosity, I was able to view a phenomenon of nature.
Curiosity also led me to meet a young entrepreneur and a very educated young woman. Both women were similar in that they knew who they are and what they want in their careers; yet, they came from different backgrounds. I acted as a servant leader to one and a customer to the other. Both of these women taught me something I did not know or was unaware of.
Being curious in the context of taking a risk, whether small or large, is a principle of coaching. Curiosity allows you to move out of your comfort zone and learn something new about yourself and the world you live in.
As you work in your career this week, consider a situation you have been curious about and take the risk to know Who You Want to be Known As. Enjoy your week.
“Jo Ann” M. Radja, Career Management Coach & Change Agent
May 27, 2012