Reaching Out to Others

The meeting with Debbie couldn’t have come at a better time. Blake had a lot of questions for her. They met as usual in the coffee shop near Debbie’s office.

“How was your first week on the job?” Debbie asked.

“Crazy!” Blake said. “I’ve got so many questions.”

“Let’s jump in. First tell me about your team and your new supervisor.”

For the next thirty minutes, Blake told Debbie about his new world. He told her everything—the good, the bad, and the ugly.

When he finished, Debbie said, “It sounds like a great place to be.”

“Other than the fact that you’re an eternal optimist, why would you say that? Because I’ve got to tell you the truth—one week in, I’m wondering if I made the right choice.”

“Where there is challenge, there ...

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