Creative Leadership

Do You Know The Invisible People in Your Life?

How many people do you meet on a daily basis from your doorstep to your desk?   Take a moment and think about them – your neighbor, the parking people, doormen in a building, the receptionist, secretaries, assistants, delivery people – whoever it is that you encounter on a daily basis from home to work and back again.   How many of those people do you know by name?  How much information do you know about them?  Every day we pass by people that we see over and over again and yet don’t take the time to say more than a brief “Hello.”  This week, take the time.  Learn a little bit about their lives, their dreams, their ambitions, and even their struggles.  You might be surprised at what you find.

Let me know about your experience…

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  1. Great post, and much needed! It got me thinking about my undergraduate years, and I used to get bothered by the “hi and bye” culture that is characteristic of large cities and large universities (of which my school was). I used to wonder when I asked some one “how are you doing” in passing did I really care? Meaning if they were to say “actually, I’m not doing too well” or something to that effect, would I stop and take the time to talk to them. Would I really care about who they were and how they were doing?

    I think struggling with his has enabled me to try to have more of a heart for people in my daily interactions and conversations. Come to think of it, I’m also thinking about whether or not part of the reason why the overwhelming majority of people (at least in my experience) tend to say “I’m fine” or “good” (myself included) is because they figure if they gave a different, or more honest answer, that chances are the person would not stop or care much to invest the time to learn more.

    Enough of my rambling, lol. God bless you, and thanks for sharing!

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