They let me know they were going through something.
They might not be present.
They might not be fully present.
They might not contribute today.
No details. But enough of a window into their personal life for me to:
I advocate for getting results by getting to know, understanding, and supporting people – the whole person – no “leave your personal life at home.”
And there’s often a resistance to “learning about a person’s personal life.”
But time and again, I’ve learned that you can know, understand, and support a person without needing to wade into the details.
You can know someone’s going through something without needing to know what someone’s going through.