Why Not?

1. Insist that others treat you with respect.

2. Take care of yourself physically, mentally and emotionally so that you can perform at your best.

3. Acknowledge that while work is an element of your life, it is not the only element.

4. Believe that you can be happy at work.

5. Fully accept where you are now and make that your starting point for any changes you want to make.

If you come up with any good reasons not to do these things, let me know. ☺

 

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Walk Away

walkawayOliaGozhaunsplashI find the decision to walk away difficult at times. The crux lies in whether the situation is harmful or helpful. A decision to walk away can be a refusal to see something I need to address in order to grow. In that case, it will inevitably return and might as well be dealt with now. Or, a decision to walk away can be an empowering one, through which I can gain strength and wisdom.

When was the last time you walked away from something? How did it work out? Were you empowered or stagnated by your decision? How do you decide whether to stay or walk away?

 

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You: Navigating Change

This year I did a presentation for an organization that was undergoing major change in both their culture and their operations. My focus in the presentation was on three steps to successfully navigating change: embracing change, teamwork and communications and staff empowerment. As part of the presentation I included the video below, titled Navigating Change, which I would like to share with you (the organization works with children, thus some of the smaller figures). As a manager, what are your best practices for successfully navigating change?