I’ve always been a professional, believing that the company is more important than any individual. As a result, a roof would not collapse under my care, no fraud, nor serious breaches of rules occur. A task would eventually be completed without harm to anyone. I would not favor a work culture which involves a lot of stunts, gimmicks, apple-polishing, poor judgment, indecisiveness, or office politics.”

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“It’s frames all the way up,” is what a Neuro-Semanticist would say! Yours is the perfect example of how our beliefs govern our behavior. You’ve also disclosed your self-identity: you see yourself as a professional; and you’ve described what that means to you. In that sense, you’ve taught us how to see the world through your eyes. In those few words, you’ve expressed how you wish to be viewed, understood, experienced, and responded to.

“The map is not the territory,” is another saying we Neuro-linguists like. It’s another way of saying, “Don’t judge a book by its cover.” It’s like saying, “It ain’t what it is, just how we perceive it to be.” Different as people are, we all have our own views on life, we’re all entitled to our own opinions – no one person’s is necessarily “righter” than another’s.

My point is, live and let live. Everything we know is understood within a frame – everything must be viewed within a context, before it either makes sense or not. As a guide, we have principles, values, culture, constitution, etc. When something goes against the accepted norm, it’s seldom the person but their “frame” that’s to blame. The person who sets the frame, controls the game. Think about that.

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