Maximillian Amadeus Banzai (banzai) wrote,
Maximillian Amadeus Banzai

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Work day was promptly derailed by immovable printing problems, an external drive with wrong permissions, and a couple of lesser frustrations. Not what I'd have picked, but it didn't bother too much once I knew there was no way out but through (and found workarounds that could bail me out if not) and that the process wasn't likely to be brief. There's something soothing about the inevitable—scrambling and stressing don't make a lick of difference in such circumstances, so they're much easier to abandon.

On the other side of stonewalling, I've had some conversations recently that resurrect my fear of leading in a way that hinders others rather than helping and empowering them. Most of us have had the value of "thinking outside the box" affirmed to mythic proportions, yet sometimes "the box" is well-considered and in place for good reason. Resetting and reminding others of boundaries isn't fun for anyone after a while, so I second guess myself when I have to do it. Just a good thing to have in mind; there's no one answer that always applies, and the responsibility for others' experiences doesn't lie solely with me.
Tags: struggle, work

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