Working together ..
"If you have come here to help me, you are waisting your time... but if you have come because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work together." Lilla Watson - Aboriginal Educator & Activist
I think this quote is a great reminder for anyone setting themselves up as a consultant, teacher, as a business service or in fact anyone who wants to 'help others'. It reminds me that true benefit springs from a meeting of minds - and that only occurs when we see each other as partners with a shared outcome, when we put aside our worn societal roles (boss/subordinate, guru/seeker, healer/patient) and recognise that we are all in this together.
In spite of our good intentions, in business and in life, it seems that when we are tempted to take a step ahead or a step behind one another we both lose. Great works are co-created when we are willing to get naked and dirty together - when we are willing to commit to meaningful outcomes whilst recognising that neither of us has all the answers; but together we've got a great chance of working things out.
This is not always easy for our egos to accept.