Being physically or figuratively in the corner is possibly something we can all relate to. We might feel we have been manoeuvred or manipulated into being in the corner. Circumstances seem to have led to us being here as opposed to being centre stage.
In the corner the overriding sensations may be dissatisfaction and frustration. We feel we deserve more, yet somehow we find ourselves on the peripheral of the moment.
Instead of accepting our situation in the corner, on occasions challenging whoever or whatever has outwitted us to the point of us ending up in the corner is an option. Ideally, however, the stay in the corner will not be too long.
Nevertheless, in the corner we get to observe life from a perspective perhaps new to us. Taking learning from our experience on the sidelines is a way to maximize our time there. And, of course, it is feasible we look back on the episode with a smile on our face once no longer in the corner.
Brian Groves DipM MCIM Chartered Marketer, CTI-trained co-active coach and freelance trainer, supplies professional and personal development through coaching, coaching workshops, marketing development training and English language training.
As an adjunct professor at the Catholic University of Milan, Italy, Brian teaches a postgraduate course based on dramatic texts and elements of coaching to examine various work-related performance matters.
The stage of work (Milan: EDUCatt, 2016)
Performance skills at work (Milan: EDUCatt, 2015)
Personal performance potential at work (Milan: EDUCatt, 2014)
Coaching, performing and thinking at work (Milan: EDUCatt, 2013)
Reflections on performance at work (Milan: EDUCatt, 2012)
Elements of theatre at work (Milan: EDUCatt, 2010)
Training through drama for work (Milan: EDUCatt, 2009)