Exercising authority can be challenging, especially if your team makes you feel you are ‘dumping’ extra work on them! So, here are some tips for you to deal with these difficult conversations!
It is clear the we are all geared up with ideas and stereotypes that makes us biased whether these are conscious or not. Stereotypes are our beliefs about groups and we use these to make sense of the world. The less we know about a person or a group, the more our stereotypes mislead us. Stereotypes are more accurate when we have direct experience of a group.
It is well known that the notion of wholeness in Gestalt is vital, not only in its focus on the person as a whole entity (one cannot be separated into organic parts or from their environments) but also in reference to the person becoming aware and integrating the various aspects of their mind and body toward growth.
In his seminal work on cognitive development, Piaget (1951) discusses children’s pre-operational stage and the notion of egocentrism. During this stage which begins at around the age of 3 till around 7 years’ old, children do not, consciously distinguish the self and others.
Hummingbirds are nature’s more agile flyers among birds. They are capable of not only sustained hovering flight, but also fast forward flight and various rapid manoeuvres. Like a hummingbird, a coach hovers over and uses the same multi-motion flight technique to gain better view and visibility to facilitate the journey.