Five years ago, I decided it was time to exit a work environment that had become obsessed with standardization, expecting similar and increasingly uniform results from a clientele that was wired to express themselves entirely in unique ways.
Those two things, sameness and uniqueness, can’t be developed simultaneously. Friction results if you try.
This conflict has been the motivation for much of the research that is feeding my writing these days, and fueling all my coaching and consulting. We simply must return to a robust effort at helping all people develop the unique contribution they intend to bring to those they are drawn to serve.
How about you? Have you been able to fully comprehend what powers you uniquely? From my experience, I’d say you still have some work to do in that department.
Buying into someone else’s system will never serve you well. You must discover your own super power, and build on that.