This year is your chance to be kind to yourself, practice gratitude, and live your life on purpose. Here are 5 habits you can proactively cultivate to embrace your past, learn from your mistakes, and bask in the triumph of just how tough you really are!
Over 85% of our personal and financial success stems not from our technical skills, but from our ability to have positive interpersonal relationships. Whether it’s with a colleague, customer, spouse, boss, friend, or family member, chances are, you’ve had a misunderstanding with someone at one point or another. I generally find that the root cause of most communication, relationship and team problems share a couple of common denominators…differing perspectives and miscommunication.
Most of us stop ourselves from succeeding. And it’s not that we don’t have grit, and it’s not that we don’t want to persevere, it’s that we let ourselves get trapped instead of breaking through to become what we can truly be! Until we release our potential and until you fail a few times, you won’t know what that is.
Recently I had the privilege of speaking at a women’s conference where Maria Shriver and Michelle Obama participated in a thought provoking, funny, and touching Q&A. After standing in line that wrapped around the entire hotel and conference center (over ¼ mile long), navigating through secret service, and weaving through the 3,500 chairs in the room, I took my seat. You could feel the energy in the room. Seriously. While there were a few men scattered throughout, this room was jam packed full of ambitious and talented women leaders, all ready to hang on every word of wisdom these two incredible women had to offer.
Regardless of your title or status in an organization, having difficult conversations can be, well, difficult. Yet one of the most important jobs of a manager is to have conversations that provide coaching and feedback. It is often these conversations that create a turning point. A well planned conversation can go a long way in…