25 years ago, one of the world’s most iconic pieces of modern art and “Mona Lisa of our time” – The Scream – was stolen from the National Gallery.
I’m certainly no art expert, but I know what I like. And it appears it’s slightly different from Mrs N’s. We discovered this during our honeymoon in Italy, where every day we took refuge from the searing sun in yet another gallery.
There were styles we both agreed we really liked and lingered around these exhibitions longer.
But there were plenty others where one of us would haphazardly race through, whilst the other ambled along.
Inevitably, we found ourselves challenging and mocking one another:
“How can you not like that?”
“Call that art?”
“Seriously, I could do better than that!”
“You need to broaden your mind.”
Probably not ideal on honeymoon!
Seeing today’s anniversary about The Scream, it reminded me of one of our Maxims that we live and breathe here at Advocate; how we Think, Act and Behave:
See the world how others see it.
Some of the most common questions I get asked is:
“Why doesn’t my team care as much as I do?”
“Why don’t they get it?”
“Why don’t they feel the same as me?”
I’m sure you can relate this, frustrating isn’t it.
But once you understand the why, you can turn this into a really positive outcome for your business and your sanity.
When you speak or write, your intention can often get lost in the understanding, and it’s easy to forget that each member of your team (and your client base) understands and “decodes” information differently.
This is because we hear what we know, what we want, or what makes sense based on our life so far.
Our brains are great at simplifying, organising and making sense of things. The challenge arises when we forget that the way WE’VE organised the world is different to the way others around us have.