Hire your own "thinking partner" to help you process and deal with current issues and plans for the future. Your focus may include:
- Preparing for your next-level leadership position
- Improving communications and relationships
I faced a critical moment in my life when I was 20 years old. I am not afraid to tell this story because I feel I was given a gift to share with others.
In my resistance to be the person everyone expected me to be, I ran down a dark path of drug abuse that landed me in jail. I could have fallen deeper, feeling I had failed those
Is your goal a number or the impact you make, or both? This story will help you discover why you work so hard.
Instead of writing goals this year, can you define your cause? Goals create actions which might have an effect. Causes create effects, making the goals that arise more fluid, adaptable and meaningful.
St. Thomas Aquinas wrote:
I have a cause.
We need those, don't we?
Otherwise the darkness and the cold gets in
and everything starts to
My soul has a purpose, it is
do not fulfill
my heart's vocation,
What inside your heart is asking
When people you know see you, their brains react to the file they keep in their memory of who you are. Unfortunately, the negative words often direct people's reactions to you before the positive ones. "There's Jane," says the brain. "She's a smart, passionate driver who never lets up. Quick...hide behind the copy machine."
Do you know how people see you? Try this exercise by Lesley Everett, a personal branding
"...the only standard of perfection we have to meet is to be perfectly ourselves." ~ Ann Wilson Schaef
No matter what we do and who we are, some people will think we are amazing and some will think we are assholes. This is especially true of high-achievers. We either bring out the best or worst in others.
Yes, it is important to be sensitive to others needs and to adapt our styles