This week I attended a communication’s workshop on messaging. I learned about how our language activates frames in our brains. I gained an appreciation for the differences between the strict father and the nurturing family world views. It was fascinating! Continue reading Be nice to people
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
“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
Encouragement requires empathy. That means taking time to see things through the other person’s eyes.
To show you care, get next to the person. Physically, or mentally, move so you are looking in the same direction Continue reading Care enough to take the time to know people
It’s time to carve the word “maybe” out of your life.
In the spirit of this month’s Leadership Act: CARE, let’s reflect on the message we send when we say Continue reading You’ll never have time unless you make time
Leaders are courage coaches. They stand beside, not in front of, people to sort through challenges. Courage coaches genuinely care. They look at work challenges as life challenges and encourage people to be their best. They use kind words and let people know they are appreciated. They want the best for others even if it creates a challenge for them.
A few weeks ago I heard Richard Sheridan speak about how his company, Menlo Innovations, has grown. He told a story about how he and a pregnant worker figured out how she could bring her new born to work. Continue reading Leadership Act 5: Care
Plan to be there when they need you. Show, don’t tell, them you care. Continue reading Pack an extra pair of underpants
Who are your lieutenants; the army of people who are at your side when you go to battle? What do you know about them? What makes them tick? Why do they stand by you? Continue reading Care enough to take the time to know people