Fear. I used to tell my daughter (and still do) that every human being deals with fears, and not every human being handles the feelings of fear the same way.
I love this topic because fear is awful. Fear is also powerful. Fear can drive us to bad decisions, bad changes, bad habits. Fear can also propel us forward. Fear can be the catalyst to not ‘going along’ when you don’t really feel like doing it another day. Fear can jolt us from complacency or stagnation.
I’m completing my first year in a new department at work. New title. New supervisor. New teammates. New expectations. New software. New schedule. New responsibilities. Fearless? Try changing jobs within the company after being in the same role for almost eight years with the same team, same boss, same job duties! I’ve managed. Not perfectly, but I’ve managed.
This year, I’ll be presenting a session focused on ways to really surprise your supervisor(s), and I mean that in a very positive way! when it comes time for your annual review. Annual reviews can make knees shake and self-doubts rise. My goal is to give you tools and insights that will set fears to the side and allow your contributions to the organization to truly shine.
Honestly though, I am not afraid of sharing my IAAP Summit 2017 Ed Talk – and the topic ‘Attitude of Gratitude’. It will be at 12:30 on Monday, July 24. I’d love for you to stop by and hear it. ~ K
I also invite you to read this great post by Dan Rockwell on his blog, LeadershipFreak-4 Forms of Stagnation That Destroy Leaders .
My favorite quote from the post?
Busy work is death incognito ~ Dan Rockwell
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