“Jason, did you know we were waiting for you in the conference room down the hall?”
Jason looked up from his desk and then at the clock and realized that yes he did know. Somehow he just forgot. He spent most of yesterday afternoon preparing for this budget meeting. He felt really odd about being late, there was no specific reason for it, he just kind of spaced out.
During the meeting Jason found he had a difficult time concentrating. He misread some of the numbers. At one…Continue
Posted on August 20, 2012 at 10:36am
“Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest.”
Of course people are not surprised when YOU do the right thing. More often than not you are the person who does the right thing. How do I know this? You are reading this message. You are voluntarily receiving notes and articles about handing conflict at work and about compassion in the workplace and about building your strength of character.
Posted on August 6, 2012 at 7:56am — 1 Comment
Have you ever looked at someone and thought, “I have no clue what this person is talking about.” Maybe you even have specifically thought, “Where is this person coming from?” You were not questioning their place of origin. What you were questioning was their perspective.
If you occasionally question the perspective of others, doesn’t it make sense that people occasionally wonder where you are coming from? As you go about your day and you complete your work, it never hurts for…Continue
Posted on July 23, 2012 at 1:58pm
“The thing I have learned at IBM is that culture is everything.”
Louis V. Gerstner, Jr. former CEO IBM
Too often I have worked with people who have joined a new organization only to crash and burn. Too often a complete and total disregard for organizational culture has played a part in this unfortunate scenario. Here is what NOT to do:
Posted on July 9, 2012 at 8:15am — 3 Comments