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  • Olivier S.E. Courtois

The Other Day I Saw This Quote From Victor Hugo

Updated: Jun 1

" ... and then there are those whom you meet, whom you hardly know, who say a word, a sentence, give you a minute, half an hour, and change the course of your life. " .


πŸ‘‰ Do you have someone in mind who changed the course of your life or your career?


πŸ‘‰ It is difficult to know whom we have influenced. Sometimes, years later, a person we meet accidentally, will thank us for having profoundly changed the course of their life or their career. It's rarely the one we think it is.


πŸ‘‰ This quote leads me to a reflection: do we take enough time to stop and talk, randomly, by walking around, with someone, a student, an employee, a client, without any agenda, with authenticity and kindness.


πŸ‘‰ In our hectic, pressured lives, focused on our priorities, driven by our purpose, driven by our vision, we sometimes forget to take a break.


πŸ‘‰ In these times of social distancing, isn't there an additional opportunity to take a little more time to connect with our teams, our clients, our network.


πŸ‘‰ And you, when was the last time you stopped for a random discussion with someone?


πŸ‘‰ If you are facing a difficult situation, why not take a break? And try one more conversation?


#leadership #pause #mindfullness

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