“So, we’ve decided that we’re not going to move forward with you in the fall. We’re going in a different direction and your services are no longer required. But thanks!”
Now, in any other circumstances, this would seem like a firing. A rejection of process, approach perspective, philosophy and even self.
But, sitting in that room and hearing the news, after working for many months on this project, asking hard questions of the organization and the people in it, and taking the hard answers and making even harder recommendations, a feeling of peace flooded over me.
Most people would frame that in terms such as “delusional” or maybe even “not facing reality.”
But in the world of entrepreneurship, this is the normal way of affairs. And in the world of consulting, coaching and even corporate training, no matter how much you may love the client, you can’t love the project more than the client does.
-Peace Be With You All-
Jesan Sorrells, MA
Principal Conflict Engagement Consultant
Human Services Consulting and Training (HSCT)
Email HSCT: firstname.lastname@example.org