Do You Look At The Shadow Side?

You know that often there is more to a story than what appears on the surface. Good to keep this in mind as you navigate your career. Say you are dealing with a work culture of hidden agendas on the part of managers in an organization. The organization’s values and mission say one thing, but day-to-day you experience something very different. You can stay with the outwardly stated values and mission or look deeper at what the actions of management tell you about their true values and mission.

In many cases, you do not know what is happening if you do not explore the shadow side. You can do so with keen observation, judging by actions, not words and knowing that much lies below the surface. Is there a shadow side at your place of work?

 

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A Can-Do Attitude

My Mom was a Rosie The Riveter during World War II in southern California. You know the motto: “We Can Do It!”

How does a “can-do” attitude fit into your work life? Has it been stifled by work cultures that discourage creativity and individual initiative? Has it been encouraged by those who realize the power of empowering workers? A “can-do” attitude serves you well. If you do not have many opportunities to cultivate it – find some.

A can-do attitude is contagious and leads you to opportunities you will never find by standing still.

 

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