As leaders, we assume that our direct reports want a career path like our own, filled with promotions, responsibilities and a bigger salary.
We assume our friends like to do the same things, watch the same shows on TV and have the same expectations for their kids.
All this activity leads to a lot of effort, stress, frustration and maybe worst of all: sameness.
Perhaps we should consider the possibility that they’re nothing like us.
Perhaps we should consider being curious instead.