Rather than acknowledging we control no one but ourselves, we insist the other person needs to fix his part of the situation first.
Anchorage, Alaska (PRWEB) May 22, 2013
Lynne Curry, Ph.D., SPHR (CEO of The Growth Company, Inc.) has over 30 years of experience in management consulting and frequently receives questions from clients regarding situations in the workplace. Today, Dr. Curry releases an article directed toward people that are always pointing the finger and never taking the blame.
Dr. Curry starts out, “When confronted with problems, we occasionally stubbornly sit in a stalled position, refusing to take action. Like the fourth grader who jumps higher and higher in a desperate attempt to prove the laws of gravity don't bind him to the Earth, we ignore the forces of interpersonal gravity. Rather than acknowledging we control no one but ourselves, we insist the other person needs to fix his part of the situation first. We pretend our private conclusion that ‘it's his fault’ means something. We stew about the problem. We waste energy making a case with those already on our side rather than having a challenging but necessary conversation with the person with whom we have the issue. We indulge ourselves with ‘I was right, he was wrong’ thoughts and occasionally fire off caustic e-mails. In truth, we shout into the wind when we point fingers at others. If we want to fix problems we need to start with ourselves.”
Read on to learn how Dr. Curry suggests we adjust the “it’s not my fault” mentality!
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The Growth Company, Inc. is a Human Resource and Management consulting firm specializing in soft skills training, facilitation and mediations as well as investigations, coaching and manual/policy write ups and re-writes. The Growth Company, Inc. was established in 1978 and is one of the longest lasting consulting firms in Alaska. For further information about The Growth Company or Dr. Lynne Curry click here.
The Growth Company also has a Workplace Coach Blog, where Dr. Lynne Curry and other HR professionals post about everyday situations that a manager or supervisor may come across. They provide insight and the correct way to approach and handle these situations.