Leadership Article

Action vs. Reaction by Gary Edwards
Tim Gallwey describes a technique in his book, The Inner Game of Work, with the acronym of STOP. When encountering a situation or conflict or difficulty: S-Step back T-Think O-Organize your thoughts, and P-Proceed For many of us the gap between an action and a reaction is almost instantaneous. In most cases taking the time to pause, reflect, and organize our thinking before doing or saying anything is the difference between responsible action and sheer reaction based on emotion. This can apply to work or life situations. Are you taking the time to STOP in appropriate situations?