Not getting what you want?


One of the most annoying things people can do is – not give other people what they want. It’s something parents strive to teach their children resilience around. In life, there will be many times you don’t get what you want. I’d argue that adults ‘want’ things for complex reasons and despite their advanced years, are not reasonable when then don’t get it, nor do they effectively communicate what they want to everyone involved, just those they believe supporters or enablers.

Some throw visible tantrums, but others simply stop communicating and selectively engaging with those around them which creates lag for everyone. Children call it sulking.

Business Insider reports that a Google there are five things that make their teams successful: psychological safety; dependability; structure and clarity; each team member has a meaningful role and they each have purpose.

This seems like a sound set of norms for the classroom – or anywhere.