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The Power between Stimulus and Response

Updated: Jan 31, 2022

“Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom." -Viktor Frankl

“Curated Responses” always win! Design your response, design your leadership!

What can you do differently to improve your stance in difficult situations at work when your tendency is just to react?

When leading in times of VUCA (#volatility, #uncertainty, #complexity, #ambiguity), adopting a reactive mode may have irreversible outcomes. Reacting is just acting from a place of linear thinking. What is needed at most times is more multi-dimensional thinking to design the response. 📌 How would your leadership be different if you curated your responses? As French composer, Claude Debussy said, “Music 🎵 is the space between the 🎶 notes.” 🎙 How would your music sound if you had impulse control and used the space between self-awareness and attitude? Not utilizing the space is more costly and does not sound like good leadership in the workplace. You have the power to choose and curate your response in any situation, difficult or not. 💞 Invite an empathic understanding 🔎 Gather information to know what the problem is 💬 Go over options and possibilities 🤸‍♀️ Utilize a more flexible approach ⚙ Switch gears to design thinking from linear thinking #coaching #leadership #leadershipcoaching #leadershipdevelopment #designthinking #globalleadership #vuca

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