You Are So Calm…A Reality Check

This past week, I was teaching a Culture Facilitation course when a student sent me a private chat in Zoom that read, “One day I want to be in the zone like you. I struggle with remaining calm and neutral but I’ll get there”.

Last week, I was facilitating a discussion in the aftermath of the Capitol insurrection when someone came to me during a break and said, “Your ability to remain calm amid incredible tension and searing dialogue is commendable”.

In a related side note, I am constantly reminded that when people give me compliments, I need to just…