The COMM:PAKT quote of the week:

Never let a good crisis go to waste! – Winston Churchill

While Einstein wisely points out that out of crisis comes opportunity.

Let’s just consider a real crisis; the Cuban Missile Crisis – we were a hair’s breath away from being obliterated, wiped out – gone! A valid crisis raises engagement: we form an opinion, take a position; unfortunately, also stick our heels in, become polarised and stop listening – the Art of Debate; a victim of the struggle.

What about if we could listen to understand rather than to be right; be curious rather than be the expert; collectively working it out rather than individually throwing ourselves in the trenches?

If I improve my listening skills by 5%, …

If I choose to be curious, …

If I challenge myself to learn from every conversation, …

Feel free to share your thoughts with us!

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