No More Shoulds
This year, of all years, has been a call to reflect on our lives. Are we fulfilled? Are we slogging along? Are we sticking with routines and life choices because they're comfortable? This article explains that you likely stick with habits because they ground you & bring predictability to your life. By identifying and escaping your compliant zone, you can discover your “true” self — the part of you that reflects your authentic passions and interests and leads to a more fulfilling life. #AuthenticSelf #NoMoreShoulds #Passion #Mindfulness #WednesdayWisdom
#Conflict is bad. An age-old adage so many of us have believed for a lifetime. I'm here to tell you that #conflict-- when done right--is good and even necessary for #success. The key: focus on the issues, not the people. Check out the seven suggestions in this article, including the importance of getting comfortable with emotion and ensuring it's done with #PsychologicalSafety safety in mind. #Culture #OrganizationalHealth
Leading During a Crisis
Check out this article about Ken Chenault’s leadership. I had the privilege and honor of working at AMEX under his leadership and experienced these things personally.
Ken’s mantra during a business crisis: “Define reality, give hope and communicate…You've got to be both compassionate and decisive, because people are going through emotional turmoil. They want to see if you truly care. But what they also want to see is that you can fashion a game plan to take them from where they are today to where the company needs to go.”
He took AMEX through the aftermath of 9/11 sticking to his values and it was heartening to experience and so necessary during such a crisis.
#CompassionateLeadership #LeadingByExample #LeadingThroughCrisis #EthicalLeadership
Do you have "imposter syndrome?" Check out this quick read on ways to keep yourself in check. Then go ahead and give yourself the credit you've earned and the reverence you deserve!
Turning to One Another
There is no power greater than a community discovering what it cares about.
Ask “What’s possible?” not “What’s wrong?” Keep asking.
Notice what you care about. Assume that many others share your dreams.
Be brave enough to start a conversation that matters. Talk to people you know.
Talk to people you don’t know. Talk to people you never talk to.
Be intrigued by the differences you hear. Expect to be surprised. Treasure curiosity more than certainty.
Invite in everybody who cares to work on what’s possible. Acknowledge that everyone is an expert about something. Know that creative solutions come from new connections.
Remember, you don’t fear people whose story you know. Real listening always brings people closer together.
Trust that meaningful conversations can change your world.
Rely on human goodness. Stay together.
[Wheatley, M. J. (2010). Turning to one another: Simple conversations to restore hope to the future.]
One of Dr. Wheatley's most powerful statements: "Treasure curiosity more than certainty." And this is very hard. I work at it every day. Still not there. I'm always a work in progress. -Lisa
Meaningfulness. It's key to increasing employee engagement, and the top tip I shared for this PlanSource article on trends in employee engagement. Learn more and see other tips here! > https://loom.ly/odL5eNo
If binding arbitration is one of a company's terms of employment, can a company still be sued for #sexualharassment?
In Episode 107 of the sexual harassment miniseries for The US at Work #Podcast, hosted by Fred Coon, Chairman & CEO of Stewart, Cooper & Coon, and featuring Employment Attorney Susan Savitt and me, we discuss how binding arbitration works, and why it's important for companies & employees to abide by the laws governing sexual harassment to ensure a healthy #workplace. Listen now >> https://loom.ly/ae2Y3fw
Who has what rights when a sexual harassment claim is made?
In Episode 106 of the sexual harassment miniseries for The US at Work #Podcast, hosted by Fred Coon, Chairman & CEO of Stewart, Cooper & Coon, and featuring Employment Attorney Susan Savitt and me, we talk about the rights of both the accuser and the accused, and the importance of due process. Listen now >> https://loom.ly/ae2Y3fw
Sneak peek of Episode 107: How does binding arbitration work?
Is Change Good?
It turns out that it’s possible to shift how we experience difficult change moments through our mindsets. Whether you perceive significant change moments in your life as a threat or as a challenge greatly alters your emotional, physical, and mental experiences.
Whether you're a new #leader or a seasoned #executive, selecting the best job candidate is key to your success. To ensure you're selecting people who will help you and your organization achieve your #goals, check out these #interview practices recommended by the pros in this article -- including mine covering how to be clear about what the job entails! > https://fitsmallbusiness.com/how-to-interview-someone/
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.