When we really want to make a difference we push for the best outcome, we get it done fast. We are deliberate in our work. We have a sense of urgency and an expectation of success! Continue reading Manage to the best case, plan for the worst
So many times we just stand by and let people say things we know to be untrue or inappropriate. It’s easier to turn a blind eye. We ignore the impact words have on our workplace, our family, and our community. Continue reading Learn to say “that’s unacceptable”
Everyone has fears!
They manifest themselves in many different ways. Sometimes it’s fear of speaking out because people will judge us; we may lose status or power. Continue reading Act 6: Have Courage
Sometimes the person doesn’t want advice. They don’t want your sympathy, or a shoulder to cry on. They just want to tell their story. Continue reading Be a friend, listen, then shut up
I used to be that person who walks into work without a “good morning” and immediately get’s down to business. I was all about work, results, getting it done! I was obsessed. I didn’t hate people…..but I didn’t care about them either.
Everything changed for me one day when a successful business women and mentor took me aside. Continue reading Care enough to know people
Isn’t it funny how some people just seem to make time for things. They mysteriously have more time in their day than everyone else.
Continue reading You’ll never have time unless you make time
Is there someone on your team who often disrupts the meeting? They hijack the agenda for their personal goals at the expense of the team?
When we give up the agenda and allow disruptive behavior to play out, we show support for that behavior. By doing nothing, Continue reading Don’t enable bad behaviors
“We just need to care about each other.”
I hear these words often coming from people in teams, people who are leaders and people who sit on boards. It doesn’t matter who you are, in order for me to trust you I need to know that you care about me. Continue reading Act 5: Care
Do you know that feeling you get when you’re trying to make a point and the person talks over you? You can’t get your story out because each sentence is met with scrutiny and resistance?
When I find myself sitting forward, on the edge of my chair, that is a signal that I’m getting emotional. It’s taken me years to recognize Continue reading If it gets emotional, shut up
Do you hear yourself saying this at work: “There’s no accountability around here!”
So what can you do? Answer: you can change you!
Think about how you react to the situation when someone brushes off a responsibility.
Continue reading The only thing you can change is you