Putting aside the benefits or otherwise of being seen as we are in every moment by way of the numerous CCTV cameras directed at us everywhere, let’s consider the idea of being seen behind the facade and masks we may use for whatever reason as we go about performing our daily routines.
It is likely we have become accustomed to undertaking various roles over the course of the day. With these parts – worker, student, customer, father, mother, family member, friend, neighbour and the like – come expectations regarding our performance. Authenticity and integrity, however, could suffer in the process.
Attempting to live up to what is required or considered best practice leads, in many cases, to the aforementioned facade and masks. It is so easy to forget who we are in such instances. Letting go of any worries about being seen as we are in every moment by others can be liberating.
Being seen as we are in every moment by ourselves, on the other hand, involves a good measure of self-awareness coupled with a dash of curiosity. From this position of clarity, we are able to ensure that the forthcoming efforts are directed towards our desired goals, as opposed to those of everyone else excluding ours.
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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 (2016)
Performance skills at work (2015)
Elements of theatre at work (2010)