Photo by Toa Heftiba on Unsplash No matter who you are or what intrinsically drives you in this world, most of us share the same desire to belong or be a part of something greater than ourselves. Whether at work, home, or out and about in your community, a...
Photo by Ketut Subiyanto Did you know that over 90% of employees think authenticity in the workplace is important? According to a 2021 Simmons Leadership Conference survey, the same individuals who agreed authenticity plays a vital role at work also felt it was...
Photo by Startup Stock Photos from Pexels You've probably heard the adage, "you have to learn to walk before you run." And it couldn't ring more true for just about every startup entrepreneur out there. As a startup consultant, I bring it up because I see many...
No matter what goal you’re trying to reach, you need accountability partners to help you get there. And while having mutual accountability between you and the company you work for is vital to your overall success, it’s equally (if not more) essential to have a culture of peer-to-peer accountability.
If you’ve ever experienced kindness in the workplace or met kind leaders like the CEO of Apple, Tim Cook, you know the kind of positive impact this trait alone can have on you and your organization.
Whether you’re sharing expertise you wish you knew when you just started out or putting in a good word that helps someone move forward in their career, paying it forward doesn’t just benefit the receiver; it can also be valuable for the giver, a.k.a. you.
Even if you’re not aware of it, there’s a good chance you’ve learned to measure your value based on outside factors like your educational, professional, or even financial achievements. But the truth of the matter is, your real value is defined by what YOU think, feel, and believe about yourself…not what degree you have, the title in your email signature, or whether your boss thinks you deserve that promotion.
For me, empathy is all about removing barriers to understand where someone else is coming from (even if I don’t always agree with them) by choosing to see THEIR feelings, thoughts, and experiences from THEIR perspective versus my own. Similarly, it’s also being understood on the same level by my colleagues, friends, and family members.
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