A colleague was recently sick for a week and missed some calls and sending information to a client. He asked if he should cop to being ill or say he was out of town. Within an hour I found myself on a Mastermind call discussing masking our natural responses.
My response is this: Being human is the best way, if not the only way, to be in trusting relationships.
The problem is that we work so hard at not being human in our work and workplaces because we fear it can be messy. We wear ‘game faces’, or play roles if not games as a poor substitute for being the humanness and human mess that we inherently are.
To quote Nitsche, “One must still have chaos in oneself to be able to give birth to a dancing star.”
What becomes possible when we are honestly human in all of our interactions?