I just heard a great definition of NOW:
I instinctively went into parent mode. Parenting is about telling your children what to do or what not to do; because we love them. Sometimes we call it nurturing or tough love, but we are always designing a curriculum that will lead them out the door and into the world ready for success.
The downside of this thinking is that we are not honoring an individual’s right to choose. The more we offer choices, the higher level of engagement the other person experiences, and the greater risk of what we need to get done, does not get done.
The solution: Establish relationships based on a consistently high level of engagement. Knowing the person’s strengths is the easiest way to do this. Figure out how to activate the person’s strengths to get the task done………NOW!