If you want to quit your job, make sure you don’t leave your dignity behind. How you leave your job who you are and how you feel about yourself.
These 8 suggestions will help you leave on a good note. They won’t guarantee it, because you can’t control other people’s reactions. But even if there is negativity, if you leave with what cultural anthropologist Angeles Arrien calls Honorable Closure, you will be able to feel good about yourself.
1. Do your homework. Before you make the decision to quit, be clear about what your motivation is. Is it because: Career opportunities are limited? There something more attractive elsewhere? This is not the work you want to be doing after all? There is a . . . → Read More: How to Leave Your Job And Keep Your Dignity
I just arrived in Sarasota, Florida for my 5 Around Retreat. Twenty-three years ago, we began meeting as a group of high level executives and consultants with the intent of using each other as resources to address… . . . → Read More: Why My “5 Around” Group is Important to Me and Why You Should Start One
The results on her 360 feedback were troubling… for her boss… but apparently not for her. Susan was delivering great results, and she knew it. She had successfully led the effort to launch three new products since she had joined the company two years earlier. Bright, ambitious and well-educated, Susan had a clear career path in the company.
She was surprised her direct reports had rated her so low on empathy, managing emotions and providing feedback, and she reluctantly agreed when her boss suggested she work with a coach.
Susan hit the snooze button on her wake up call.
After a few coaching sessions, Susan decided she was too busy to continue and that she could resolve the issues on her own. Indeed, things . . . → Read More: How To Answer a Wake Up Call
Alfred came from a long line of Swedish scientists, engineers and inventors. He learned the principles of explosives at a young age from his father who owned a machine tool and weapons factory in Russia in the mid 19th century. He studied chemistry in Paris and the United States and filed his first patent for a gas meter at the age of 24. At the age of 34, Alfred invented dynamite.
By the time he was 55 in 1888, Alfred had been issued over 350 patents internationally, owned 90 armaments factories in over 20 countries and had amassed a great fortune. Although he owned a home in Paris, he was constantly traveling, unmarried, and according to Victor Hugo was “Europe’s richest vagabond.”
1888 . . . → Read More: Alfred’s Wake Up Call or How to Create the Life You Want to Be Remembered For
It is the winter solstice – the darkest day of the darkest week of the year in the northern hemisphere. It is the moment before the balance shifts and light begins to overtake darkness.
The darkness has been particularly difficult this week, in the face of horrific tragedy, loss and suffering.
And yet, even in the darkness, great kindness, support and generosity of spirit emerge.
This darkest day of the darkest week beckons us to pause.
What does any great athlete do before they…
…. dive into the water
…. throw the discus
…. grab the rings
What are they thinking about?
Nothing — absolutely nothing.
Shabbat means stop, cease. . . . → Read More: Pause, The Moment of Between
Are you on track with where you want to go? You might have heard about team drift, but what about you as a leader? Is it possible you’ve drifted without realizing it?
Why Leadership Drift Occurs
A huge external shift
Sometimes we are thrown off track because of a sudden change in our world such as an earthquake, hurricane or an illness.
Anthony had just started his own business when his wife was diagnosed with cancer. Realizing he needed to be able to devote more attention to take care of his wife and children during this period, he put his new business on hold and returned to his previous corporate job. Years later, long after his wife had regained full health, he was . . . → Read More: Leadership Drift – How to Recognize It And What You Can Do About It
How many times have you heard, “It’s better to give than receive?” It’s so ingrained in our culture, we don’t even question it.
If you are in a leadership role, chances are you believe this wholeheartedly. Which means you also probably believe you should
always be competent,
never make mistakes,
and always be strong.
And likely you believe you should only receive when you have something to give in exchange.
One problem with this attitude is that when you are in a situation where you don’t have a choice and must receive, you are likely to feel
because it challenges your self-image.
It is easier to give than to . . . → Read More: It’s Easier to Give Than to Receive, But Not Necessarily Better