Would it make a difference to the way I looked at a colleague if one of their team told me why they value that person so much?
Lately, I've been telling people all about how good Scroope is... haven't known why. It's just seemed the right thing to do.
I want people to see the potential for amazing collaboration and great teaching if they can appreciate what makes her special.
I haven't really told the people who need to hear it. I've been preaching to the choir.
I know my school has hired special people.
I just have little idea what makes certain people special - not because they
lack that something, just that I haven't worked with them closely and
nobody has told me what 'it' is. I am left to simply guess or infer.
Would it make a difference to your perceptions if I told you that
Geevesy is a master organiser? That she is a rare talent at getting
stuff done? That she is SO funny but SO deeply caring? That her humor
is never aimed at the depreciation of anyone else? That she is fiercely
protective of the feelings of others? There's more... that's just the
If you were in year 5/6 or the ELC, you might not know that.
Would it make a difference if I asked you to tell me about your team?
Would I respond to them differently when faced with the deeply
humanising information about what makes them special? Could I remain
distant then... or would I have no choice but to look for that quality
in them every time we talk or collaborate from now on?
There is so much talent here.
There is so much desire to be great.
There are so many stories.
Would it help to share these a little?
Is there a way to do this........... authentically?
I want to know more about the people I work with. I want to know their strengths.
We all have weaknesses. I think those are up to us to share about ourselves when and where we feel we can trust.
What makes Bruce or Tanya special? I can tell you - you've just gotta say the word and I'll begin.
We're going to make a huge collaborative push in the next 12 months.
I'd love to know WHO I'm really collaborating with.
I think that might make a difference...........