Working with juvenile offenders and exploring the young people’s offending behaviour, we were discussing the impact on people when their home gets burgled.
’How do you think it feels to discover that someone’s come into your home and made a mess?’ I asked.
Jamie spoke up and became upset.
‘I would never make a mess! That’s someone’s home!’
On exploring this, in his world it was OK to take possessions (in this case TV, stereo, etc.) - because after all they’re covered by insurance – but it was crossing the line to make a mess.
I was intrigued – and learnt a lesson.
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Rachel Maunder is a communication skills and speaker coach and professional speaker.
She has been in the world of competent communication, in different guises, for more than 30 years so has a wealth of knowledge, experience and expertise to pass on to her clients, both through her signature programmes and her own presentations.