In the movie Judge, the judge is accused of killing a man, and he has to be tried in the same court where he served for so many years.
As I watch this, I can’t help thinking how hard it is for us to step into the shoes of the person on the other side of the table. We justify our actions, but find those of the other person unreasonable. Yet, even in situations where the rules are clear, we behave differently based on whether we are the ones recommending or approving an idea. The same things that we put in place to ensure that we make good decisions, are the things that we resist when we are recommending an idea.
These are precisely the moments that help us appreciate that we are human, but also that no process is final. As we engage and change our perspective with a different seat on the table, it is an opportunity to improve.