In yesterday’s blog post, I quoted a line from a poem by Margaret (Meg) Wheatley. I’ve posted the entire poem below for those of you who were interested. I often read this to my clients at the end of a day of team building or change work. Enjoy!
Turning to One Another
by Margaret Wheatley
There is no power greater than a community discovering what it cares about
Ask “What’s possible?” not “What’s wrong?” Keep asking.
Notice what you care about.
Assume that many others share your dreams.
Be brave enough to start a conversation that matters.
Talk to people you know.
Talk to people you don’t know.
Talk to people you never talk to.
Be intrigued by the differences you hear.
Expect to be surprised.
Treasure curiosity more than certainty.
Invite in everybody who cares to work on what’s possible.
Acknowledge that everyone is an expert about something.
Know that creative solutions come from new connections.
Remember, you don’t fear people whose story you know.
Real listening always brings people closer together.
Trust that meaningful conversations can change your world.
Rely on human goodness. Stay together.