This made me smile. So much so that I tried to establish the provenance of this lovely saying. The best I could come up with was that it might be one of the following: from the musician Andy Biersack a spin on Elle Lothlorien’s quote, “Be yourself. Unless you can be a unicorn, In that case,… Read More Do you know . . .
An article by Peter J Frost and Sandra L Robinson on managing emotional pain – The Toxic Handler: Organizational Hero—and Casualty. Well worth a read.
? Having the same/only one conversation for the whole/rest of your life or ? Tackling the elephant in the room with an honest, authentic discussion. Which will you choose?
What will be the impact of not having that conversation that you really know you need to have? Who will suffer? What will the fall-out be? What will you regret?
Someone shared with me the other day that they felt it was their role as a coach to pay exquisite attention to the person they were coaching. And you won’t ever find me arguing against this. It’s so true. But it made me think that paying exquisite attention is such a wonderful notion that it shouldn’t be restricted only to coaching. So I’m… Read More Day after day after day . . .
Harry Kraemer, clinical professor of strategy at the Kellogg School, offers some ideas for self-reflection – see How Self-Reflection Can Make You a Better Leader. I especially like his “Eight Daily Self-Examination Questions.”
“To freely bloom — that is my definition of success.” Gerry Spence
“I can’t give you a sure-fire formula for success, but I can give you a formula for failure: try to please everybody all the time” Herbert Bayard Swope
Vocal cues, reading aloud, phone conversations and in-person visits . . . apparently all ways to sound smarter than you might appear by only sending an email. Read Matt Richtel’s summary of The Sound of Intellect, research findings from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business: The Mouth Is Mightier Than The Pen.