We are reminded to be grateful as we celebrate Thanksgiving this week in the U.S. This is the time of year we pause, reflect, open our hearts and give thanks for all we have and for those who help and support us. This is a good start, and we would like to raise the bar higher. Instead of being thankful, will you say thank you? Will you say thank you out loud, to people who might not expect it, in a way that they really feel acknowledged?
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This Thanksgiving I am feeling particularly grateful for all of the blessings in my life, so I’m expanding the practice to areas where I wouldn’t particularly feel gratitude. Yes, I’m going to be thankful even when I’m irritated. Here’s an example.
How often are you feeling misunderstood at work? At home? With friends? You try to say something, and no matter what comes out of your mouth, people misinterpret, ignore or change what you are communicating.
The need to feel understood at work can be tricky. When we are feeling misunderstood at work, we want to blame others. They aren’t listening. They are too busy. They are bad managers. Consider for a moment that this position is quite powerless.
Knowing how you come across to others is important if you want to communicate clearly and grow in influence. Yes, of course, I want you to be YOU!
The leadership lessons we can learn from the 20 women senators who moved the government from stagnation to solution represent what Tiara stands for: true leadership.
Much has been written recently touting that women have natural instincts that benefit leadership. This has our attention because those same innate strengths have been the very reasons that women have been kept out of formal leadership roles.