Collectively, we have a tough time holding on to our resolution to take action. Or we take action but when it is met with resistance, we move on to something where we we can experience success.
Archive for the ‘Change’ Category
“Good advice often grates on the ear;” so goes a Buddhist maxim. What kind of consultant, trainer, coach, or facilitator do you want?
You can’t undo months of neglect or poor treatment. You can’t magically erase the challenges you were facing while everyone was holding on with their fingernails. But you CAN do some of the things that matter, because they matter now:
How do you get people to ask for help? I know that it is hard to ask for help in an environment that expects and sometimes demands self-sufficiency. A request for support can make people to feel ashamed, fear the loss of control, and worry that they will appear “less than” in the eyes of those who matter. And often those that matter are the same ones that hold the keys to the next promotion.
No matter what kind of deal you made when you were hired, times change. Making changes, however, is not always as important for your employer as it is for you. And creating change is rarely easy. Before you go to negotiate for what you want, you need to break out some Power Tools so that you are more empowered and better prepared for the discussion.
I love it when things go exactly as I had planned. Reality mirrors what I’ve pictured in my mind. However, more often than not, reality takes a sharp turn and looks very different than what I had been thinking. That’s when I reach for my Back-Up Plan.
Fall is traditionally the ‘back-to-school’ season with new clothes, fresh folders, and a clean start to the academic year. You may not still be in school but you might be thinking about changes you hope, want, and might need to make professionally.
Traumatic events can happen to anyone regardless of age, wealth, race, or gender. You might think that you can imagine how you might respond when it happens to you but imagination and reality are not the same. When it does happens to you, the pain is transformative. There is you BEFORE and then there is you AFTER – and those YOUs are different.