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:
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Competing for air-time is a professional sport. We compete to get our ideas heard, to win the argument, and to clarify our points. More often than not, people interrupt each other to maximize their air-time. (Presidential debates aside!)
But I have a very clear memory of the moment that changed my life. The first week of first grade, my teacher Miss McPhail pointed to a line of print over the blackboard and asked if anyone knew what it said. Someone raised their hand and said —-
As the political debates are scheduled, I’m reminded of our ‘new normal’ where there is no political season. Politics is now ongoing, available for participation and view all the time.
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.
Do you think that you will end up acting like a jerk if you are confident? If you have the skills to do something, why wouldn’t you have the belief in yourself to perform successfully?
Mentoring is not a new thing. It’s been around as long as there have has been workplaces. Do you mentor? Do you have a mentor? Do you have multiple mentors? Are you getting what you need, had hoped, want – from the relationship?
An essential skill to managing well is delegation. The problem is that many managers think they can do a better job if they just do the task themselves.