Friday, September 14, 2012

Our stories

I recently ran across a brief blog post enumerating some hints at effective leadership. The last two items were:

  • Entertain more than one interpretation about any situation.
  • What story are people telling about me?
In an equally brief blog post, here is a minor expansion of the list.

On a human level, I think there are four important stories to think about:
  1. What is the other person's story about me?
  2. What is my story about the other?
  3. What is my story about myself?
  4. What is their story about themselves?
On a spiritual level, I think we also need to think about:
  1. What is God's story about me?
  2. What is God's story about them?
In our relationships, the more 1 and 3 align with 5 and the more 2 and 4 align with 6, the better off we'll be.