By Tasha M. Troy
One of the key dimensions of culture is the “relationship-oriented / task-oriented” continuum. As a product of American culture, and as an element of my personality, I began my career highly task-oriented. I was focused on first, gaining the credentials and education necessary to reach my goals and second, getting as much information into my students as I could.
When I moved to South Korea, I had to learn a new method of operation. In order to teach well, I had to build relationships with my students first. It was in that season that I developed a greater appreciation for the people around me – their strengths, opinions, and values.
Today, I’d like to share a mini-lesson from my weekly Professional Development Essentials class on Developing a Greater Appreciation for Others.
If you would like to join our weekly interactive online lessons and discussions on personal and professional development topics, you can find details and a link to register at http://troycommunications.net/professional-development-essentials/
In this mini-lesson, I made a reference to an earlier blog article I wrote last year. Here is a link to that article: Does Leadership Have to Be Lonely?