The Wrong Way to be Generous
July 2nd, 2018
Generosity doesn’t happen naturally. Toddlers don’t want to give their things away. We all naturally want to hold on to what is ours - whether it’s money, time, or our favorite shoes or other material...
3 Steps to Stop People from Taking Advantage of Your Generosity
June 19th, 2018
Many of the leaders I’ve worked with have expressed that when they give, people take advantage of their generosity. “I give extra time to a project and the CFO expects more.”“I allow more flexibility ...
How to Balance Grit and Generosity
June 12th, 2018
With so much talk about grit, the question begs - how do we balance being gritty while being generous? These two characteristics can be polar opposites. It takes focus and energy to persevere, follow ...
The Monumental Truth about Respect in the Workplace
June 6th, 2018
Over the last few weeks, we've written about our relationships with with our co-workers and with ourselves. We’ve learned that respect isn’t subject to job title or wage earned. The integrity of our a...
How to Show Respect and Get Respect at Work
May 30th, 2018
Sherry is the owner of a small company that recently acquired another company. Sherry and the previous owner, George, planned a company-wide meeting to formally transition their companies.Sherry showe...
5 Ways to Be Selfish But Consider Others
May 22nd, 2018
I remember messages from my step mother like “get your nose out of that book and stop being so selfish” and “It’s not all about you” and “stop feeling sorry for yourself.” It seemed we were chastised...