How Being rather than Doing Can Add Value

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MARLISA KOPENSKI CONDONDesign Concepts, Inc.

When the currency of business is “doing,” how do we embrace “being?” When tight deadlines and budget cuts drive us, how can we pursue something you can’t see or measure? How can we cultivate a culture of patience when we don’t get smoke breaks anymore?

How Being Rather Than Doing Can Create Value in the Business World offers the bold proposal that business forget about filling all available time and space with action and allowing, even encouraging, time for employees to BE. Like artists who embrace white space in their work, people who take time to ruminate, to pause, will make fewer brush strokes. And those they do make they do make are that much more articulate and powerful.

Learn how to be brave and find those small moments of white space in your business life.

  1 comment for “How Being rather than Doing Can Add Value

  1. February 28, 2017 at 4:30 pm

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