Chapter 5Mindful Relationships at Work

I don’t like to commit myself about heaven and hell; you see, I have friends in both places.

—Mark Twain

What makes a great working relationship great? Between us, there’s an answer. This doesn’t just mean that we are more likely to find a solution to our working challenges if we work with other people than if we work against them. It also means that none of us individually has the answer, especially when we think we do. The only solutions that will really work out for us, and others, are those that don’t belong to any of us. Really workable solutions arise only in the silent space that none of us owns, that exists silently between us. When we each get off our righteous working platform, we can be free to ...

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