A trusted friend of mine and I had interesting chats about how office politics is like story plots from Alice in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll. While we both held management positions, you do need to have an outlet in the office where “venting” can occur. It was always a safe conversation, without violating any departmental confidences. In fact, when we were close to ending the talk, we both looked forward to saying, “It’s like Alice in Wonderland, isn’t it.” We smiled, and moved onto the next Curiouser and Curiouser situation we were paid to handle.
Today, some 150 years after Alice in Wonderland was published, we apply curiosity differently in our careers. Curiosity is a good thing, especially in a coaching environment. People want to be understood and a Coach wants to understand the client to facilitate the client achieving the agreed, targeted goal.
Curious – an act of empathy to learn from and engage another person.©
Curiosity – An emotional concept for serving another person.©
Curiouser and Curiouser – An ability of demonstrating servant leadership in the workplace.©
Have a great week As You Choose Who You Want to be Known As when curiosity presents itself!
“Jo Ann” M. Radja, Career Management Coach and Change Agent