“Similar but different is perhaps a way to define the uniqueness of us all.” #bgdtcoaching.
Progress in any field of work is without doubt a question of personal development put into practice to achieve maximum potential. Our individuality gives each input a twist as we interpret, amend and embrace the learning for the sake of moving forward in our desired career endeavour.
‘Similar but different‘ may be the informal title we apply to the offering covered by the general heading of ‘Customer facing service’. On each interaction with stakeholders we have the opportunity to employ our best efforts to get the task done well.
From a wider perspective, the variety of life experiences ensures each of us has similar but different interactions throughout the week. Our attitudes and outlook also influence how we live the moment, regardless of the setting or situation.
Our reactions to events likewise can be similar but different, depending again on our approach to things as well as our attachment to the matters in question, although this is not always easy to put into words for others.
Furthermore, ‘similar but different‘ is a catch-all summary to explain our preferences in the various areas of work and life, particularly when dealing with non-essential matters. A blue or a black pen? This sandwich bar or that one? To be fair, it doesn’t really change anything under most circumstances.
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.
Performance skills at work (2015), Personal performance potential at work (2014), Coaching, performing and thinking at work (2013), Reflections on performance at work (2012), Elements of theatre at work (2010) and Training through drama for work (2009).