MVP: Everyone is different, and that is a good thing.
In last Friday’s Five for Friday episode of The Assistant Principal Podcast, I talked about what waterfalls can teach us about leading change. It was a fun 12-minute episode, and you can listen to it here.
A waterfall is only possible when many little rivulets of water come together into something larger, but each of those rivulets joins the larger body in its own way. Some come from far away, other begin nearby.
Some drop quickly downhill while others move slowly around many obstacles.
People are similar. They come to a common understanding at different paces over various differences.
This is why putting people before purpose is essential. When we understand the person, we can help create a path that works for them.
Today’s intention: Watch and reflect on individuals you work with. Notice how each of them moves through the day differently. Try and suspend judgement and replace it with the wonder of how different we all are.