TOOL KIT:  R.O.P.E.S.:  A must have simple tool to 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 consequences, positive or negative, that we experience are 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: 

R:  elationships

O:  utcome or goal desired

P:  ersonalities

E:  xpectations

S:  ituation


R:   Consider the relationships amongst 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!!!

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