Feb 5, 2018
Women's stories of sexual harassment in the workplace has sparked so many conversations about how men and women engage and how, because we so often misunderstand each other, our engagements end up in conflict or bigger problems. "NO" means no, not "convince me"...in sexual conversations. And yet in many workplaces and in some positions (like sales) the opposite is true. I am speaking to leaders though AND in today's episode, for reasons that have nothing to do with the #MeToo movement, we need to learn to get out of the adversarial relationship with our direct reports, where leaders call the shots, and limit dissent, criticism and disagreement.
This week's tip: When you hear dissent or criticism learn to welcome it as a learning opportunity rather than jumping first into convincing others to see or adopt your way. As a leader your positional power makes it really easy for you to bully or require others to comply; frankly, its a lazy and short sighted and fixed mindset approach to leadership.
Next week's WQT (Winter Quick Tip); the Hint: do you believe everything you see?
Hey while you're here, learn a bit about the new course I've developed called it takes Grit. I've contracted to deliver the basics of this course at a few professional conferences and professional associations in 2017 and 2018 and I plan to deliver the course in both classroom environments and on-line starting in late 2018.
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My Passion Initiative: to eradicate violence against women and girls in Canada is zeroing in starting Fall 2017 to improve gender-based conversations in the workplace.
When Google fired James Damore, they may have missed a great opportunity to have a constructive and meaningful conversation. Maybe if we start listening to each other we will find more common ground and work through the conflicts that are tearing us apart.
In #Toronto? Two more public #RRTs in 2018 - don't miss participating in one of these great experiences. Learn more HERE. Not in Toronto? I'd love to connect with you to discuss how you can help us spread the word with #RRTs in your workplace.
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