“I have no special talents. I am just passionately curious.”
– Albert Einstein
Curiosity can be associated with almost anything world-changing. Be it man’s first flight or the great expeditions or the inventions that led to the modern world. Curiosity drives the world. Being curious has hence entered the core competencies.
So what is curiosity? What makes us curious? Can we pretend to be curious? How do we use curiosity in coaching?
This week, Magda, Komal, and Manu took us on a curious exploration of curiosity, with the hot topic being “Curiosity kills the cat.” We often associate curiosity with something negative. However, the actual saying goes “Curiosity kills the cat but satisfaction brings it back.” As with this saying, just because something is popular or widely followed doesn’t mean it’s true. Curious people go on their own explorations and work out methods that challenge the norms. In fact, these people tend to bring transitions in the world.
So is curiosity good or bad? Curiosity in itself isn’t good or bad, it’s how we choose to explore it that makes a difference. Magda and Manu explain just that: There’s a line we draw, and there are certain boundaries within which we work. These rules keep us safe. This does not mean being averse to risk-taking, but rather taking calculated risks.
- What makes us curious
- Embodying creative curiosity
- Line of curiosity, rules and boundaries we innately follow
- Curiosity and control
- Curiosity supporting client centricity
- Impact of bias on curiosity
- Trauma and Curiosity
- How do you deal with trauma
Webinar: Human Motivation
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