The true test of a man’s character is what he does when no one is watching. Coach John Wooten
Another Season has begun this week and people seem busier than ever to catch up on what may not have been finished or even started on their “short list” for 2013. Many of our Leaders continue to show how they manage themselves in times of increased disharmony in the world. While the detractors seem never to be satisfied, it’s a lesson for us to witness the positive history unfold before us.
Wherever we work, we’ve seen situations that don’t make sense to us. How did that person get the promotion? What’s the story behind that? What could I have done differently to place myself in line for a promotion? Why didn’t I create an opportunity to be considered for a promotion? We accept realities of what we can do and what we cannot do. Yet, as human beings, we work on how we accept the unknown and what the unknown means in our day-to-day lives.
The quotations about Character shown in this Blog remind us of a quotation, from different perspectives. http://www.bartleby.com/cgi-bin/texis/webinator/sitesearch?FILTER=colQuotations&query=character+is+who+you+are+when+no+one+is+looking Leaders may not always be right. They may not always be aware when someone is “looking” at what they do. They may not be aware how often someone is watching their performance under very stressful situations. They do, however, influence us and challenge us to decide whether we agree or disagree with their actions.
What do you do best when challenged with an unknown? How do you handle yourself when your boss is watching you at work? Do you act the same way with your co-workers as you do with your boss? When no one is looking, Who do you want to be known as?
Have a great Fall Season as you look, watch or be yourself!
“Jo Ann” M. Radja, Career Management Coaching and Change Agent