I enjoy speaking and facilitating with different companies. There is quite a difference in perspectives among the attendees.
While working with an executive staff on their current challenges, one VP mentioned “Geography”. Hmmm I thought … I too have a challenge with geography …. I can be not only geographically, but directionally challenged. In my younger days, I argued vehemently that to get from New York to London, you would cross the Pacific Ocean!
He took my nodding as agreement and proceeded to explain that his team members are in different parts of not only the USA, but also of the world. AHA! Geography and time zones are challenges. Much more so than the geography I was remembering.
What have you said recently that could be taken in a different way than what you intended? And how do you know it was heard as you meant it?
It wasn’t what he said, it’s what I think I heard