Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Notes from the Day

- Sometimes people just don't have the words. If you help coach them and provide words, they may then recognize their voice or better be able to identify the problem.

- A boss can get excommunicated from a project/meeting, but then welcomed back. Sometimes employees have to learn the tough way when they actually need their boss' input.

- For the innovators, if the group setting they are working in doesn't have enough structure, they may cope by taking on adaptor like qualities. (Vice versa for the adaptors).

- If you develop an SES Development Plan basically you are guarenteed a job long-term in government.

- Always give back 200% to your clients once they have recruited and proposed that you be brought in. (IE offline coaching/phone check ins, etc.)

- Sometimes employees complain about not being empowered, but then when given the task to create the process or space to voice, they often would prefer to just "be told what to do."

- Baby boomers are exiting the workforce. For baby boomers, getting the senior leadership teams was extremely competitive. For the next generation there will be less competition, and more opportunities then can be filled. (Still thinking through this one...).

- It's important to recognize which paradigm you operate from - deficit, disadvantage, or different.

- Mentors are key. And I am so blessed! Work ethic, work ethic, work ethic. This is the way you will attract the best of the best.

- Create a day where you and your life partner can dream. DKG said when her and her husband would think about the future, goals, how to save, etc. they would often times find that they wanted to achieve these things using different methods, so they developed the code "let's have a Sunday" to allow themselves to chat without passing judgements, or put restrictions on dreaming. (Or get frusturated with each other, since this time was set apart to have these dialogues).

- A free hot meal shouldn't be turned down when you are in grad. school. (My boss told me this:)

1 comment:

Philip said...

A kiss or hug should never be turned down when it is offered from someone who loves you. You never know when they are just going to dry up.