Mar 26, 2018
Do you know what you value most?
Are you still stuck in espousing beliefs and values you THINK you SHOULD have?
Most people walk through life with little awareness of their beliefs and their values. Most leaders fall into this trap as well and if you are one of those, you may not be projecting an authentic self AND that is never helpful if you want to lead successfully.
In today's episode I share how I came to realize a bias that has impacted and been impacted by my values. AND it is clear to me that this bias is showing up regularly in my life and in my choices and responses BECAUSE it framed itself deeply in a few beliefs, some limiting, I carry.
This week's Quick Tip: As a leader look for a bias or two you've missed; if it's blinding you, imagine what's possible when you lose the blinders. Trace it back to a value that supports it, which is what gives it power, and then look for how the bias is working for you and when it is NOT. It will take work to become this aware BUT this is what being a great leader involves.
REQUEST: let me know when you see my bias showing up and how it impacted you as a listener.
Next week's SQT (Spring Quick Tip); the Hint: Increase awareness and understanding and just maybe you'll land on acceptance and clarity and in turn improve your results.
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What am I doing these days?
Whether it's about systems or leadership skills, my mission is to help senior leaders make their workplace more productive, inclusive and innovative.
My Passion Initiative: to eradicate violence against women and girls in Canada. I started Bohm-style conversations at Rotman (the #RRTs) in late 2016 to engage men in conversations on gender.
The regular public #RRTs concluded last month but it's not over. Learn more about what we've been doing HERE. AND join our mailing list HERE and you will receive updates on our organizational RTs and details about future public engagements.
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 the meantime, if you know a workplace that is ready and courageous enough to invite their people to engage in meaningful conversations, introduce us.