November 1st, 2010


light reading part 2 - connecting the dots

My boss has a saying about the work we do in our department: connecting the dots. We are there as a resource to (this is more 'boss speak'): inform, inspire, instruct and influence our colleagues in regard to their organizational effectiveness.

Yes, I am aware of how corporate that sounds.

But think about it for a minute, in general terms. Have you ever been confused about something, truly wanted to understand and do the right thing (either morally or functionally or socially, doesn't matter), but had no clue how to go about it? Have you ever had someone at a crucial moment offer some insight or guidance, some inside information or some process knowledge that really helped you get on track, or bridged the gap of understanding between you when you were unable to do so? Sure, we'd all like to be capable and confident all the time, but there will always be situations or environments in which we're completely at a loss. So it's great if someone can see you are struggling and lend a hand - to connect the dots for you.

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