As a former people pleaser, I spent many years making (or should I say trying to make) my bosses and teams happy. But after a while, I realized that nothing good comes from repeatedly sacrificing myself for what someone else wants or needs. If anything, it’s the very thing that keeps me and everyone else from moving forward.
You (yes, y-o-u) have to take matters into your own hands and hold your company accountable for its actions. Not only is doing so the responsible thing to do, but it will positively impact your organization by improving trust, enhancing productivity, and ultimately creating a better company to work for regardless of your position.
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.
Have you ever achieved something you were incredibly proud of, only to feel like you weren’t worthy or deserving of a seat at the accomplishment table?