Failing to Notice What We Fail to Notice

I came across the following poem from psychiatrist R.D. Laing…and, well, it made stop and think…?

The range of what we think and do

Is limited by what we fail to notice

And because we fail to notice

That we fail to notice

There is little we can do

To change

Until we notice

How failing to notice

Shapes our thoughts and deeds

How open am I to truths about myself … myself as a leader? What am I failing to notice? I think that it is vital to ensure we take the time to actively put the ego aside, let the defences down, and do some self-reflection. Maybe time for my own reflective “inquiry?”  To start, I am  going to choose 6 people within the school district to provide me with one or two words that describe me best…here goes…