To understand energy in the workplace is to know the forces that underlie how people act and interact. Energy is the effect you experience from individuals you encounter and the effect they experience from you.
How can you understand energy in your life and work? A first step is developing your awareness of energy. Observe how energy is used by you and by others you encounter. Trust your instincts regarding what is happening in a situation. What is the energy of other players in the situation? How is their energy affecting the situation? What is needed to have your desired outcome? How is the energy “dynamic” impeding or aiding this outcome? What does an outcome tell you? Observe how a powerful person walks in the world. How does this person interact with people? How do their interactions with people affect others? How do they affect you? How do they use words? How do they carry their body? And how do they use their understanding of energy to get what they want?
Energy underlies all that happens in our world. Ignore it at your peril. Understand it, and you will have a significant advantage as you navigate your life and work.
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