“You’re overly critical and don’t reflexively care for others’ needs.” I was reading the results of my personality assessment at work, and these were key takeaways. Upon reflection, they were quite accurate. I tried to think of practical steps toward change. My office layout was low hanging fruit. At that time, my standing workstation was […]
“The truth changes.” The first time I heard that sentence, my inside voice pushed back. It was a reflex from my belief in absolute truth. (Perceptions of it may be flawed, but it exists.) My friend wasn’t talking about absolute truth. Instead, he was describing the rapid-even-sudden way that reality “on the ground” changes, leaving […]
I had just asked a leader about his “self-care.”
Whether humor or unfamiliarity with the term, his response highlights a common leader challenge: Self-care is sometimes pushed to the bottom of our priority list.
Even more so in crisis.
My psychologist once told me to make an org chart for my business. I might have laughed out loud, since there’s one full-time employee.
But the exercise was profound. Like many small business owners, I wear a lot of hats. CEO, Travel Agent, Writer, and Marketing Director are just a few. I often jam several on my head at once, forgetting that they fit best one at a time. Such hat confusion can lead to wasted time, lack of focus, and mis-allocated resources.
Time is relentless!
It moves events from future to past in the momentary blink of the present. It’s a universal fixed cost, resisting every attempt to budget it. Sometimes an asset, time is usually a liability.
I’ve taken a lot of assessments…
But are we getting our money’s worth?
Companies often use assessments for hiring, but nothing else. Individuals may not even see their own results. In other cases, we see them, but they end up in a drawer. When this happens, we leave value on the table.