Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.
This book has been my priceless companion for the last 9 months or so in my new job as a Lean Software Development Manager. It is full of little gems regarding self-awareness, how and when to ask powerful questions and how to assess a situation within a team. Basically, this is a wonderful toolbox for anyone involved in a software organisation change initiative. Not that I am doing everything right now, but I surely would have made many more mistakes without it.
Talking about self-awareness, Lyssa Adkin includes this great quote : “Between stimulus and reaction there is character” by an author I’ve forgotten. Since the book is in my office and I don’t have it with me at home to check, I’ve looked up the internet to find the author.
I could not find any and the closest I found was this wonderful piece by Viktor Frankl. Both are quotes that are so profound that they basically have me thinking for the last few days so I couldn’t wait to share them today in Les Citations Du Dimanche).