Saturday, May 28, 2016

Boundaries Training

I was co-delivering a training course on professional boundaries this week. I used my shoes-off policy as an example of a boundary in everyday life.

I pointed out that a lot of people who would prefer shoes-off in their homes don't feel comfortable asking visitors to remove their shoes. I used this to illustrate how boundaries often fail because people don't have the confidence to assert them.

3 comments:

Bob said...

Excellent point Matthew...weather it is shoes off or a certain expected behavior or whatever, if you announce it and don't follow through you will have no ability to lead. People treat you like they perceive you!

Matthew Celestine said...

Assertiveness is vital in developing leadership skills.

Paul said...

It is not assertiveness; it is plain rudeness. Unless you are in Asia, people expect to wear shoes indoors.