TOOL KIT: R.O.P.E.S.: A must have simple tool for being Proactive
It’s easy to be reactive when something happens at work. Dr. Covey, author of 7 Habits of Highly Effective People has as the first Habit: BE PROACTIVE. He asserts that being proactive “means more than merely taking initiative. It means that as human beings, we are responsible for our own lives. “
Think about this: “When you choose your actions you choose your consequences! Imagine if every consequence, positive or negative, that we experience is a direct result of actions we choose.
QUOTE: “How people treat you is their karma; how you react is yours.” Dr. Wayne Dyer
TOOL: Try this tool next time before you respond to a challenging situation:
Examine each of the below:
O: utcome or goal desired
R: Consider the relationships among the people involved. Is it a long-term working relationship or a one time client.
O: Outcome desired or goal for the situation. What is your goal, what is a win-win for all parties. Lon-term and short-term benefits of the outcome desired.
P: Personalities of the different people involved. Each person may need to be addressed in a different way.
E: People enter into a situation with expectations. They are satisfied or dissatisfied based on whether or not their expectations are met. (tip: positively and authentically address expectations even when they cannot be met)
S: Let the situation, context and circumstances guide your actions.
Try it and send me an email to let me know if this helps!!! Jill Scala firstname.lastname@example.org
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