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I found out that my upcoming TEDx event was cancelled while feeding my 5 week old son. Moments after we hung up, he started fussing. Talk about putting things into perspective! I am sure that there will be many moments that crystallize my priorities but this was the first time since he was born that I saw so clearly how my professional and personal identities have shifted.
Are the success factors for a corporate executive really so different from an independent consultant? Many would argue YES but Belle Walker thinks that the answer may be more complicated.
If you happen to know exactly what you want to change in mid-July, there is no need to wait for January to the action. But the reality is that we often need some form of external prompt to actually kick off these moments of self-reflection.
Some words seem familiar and obvious in their definition while actually lying at the heart of numerous misunderstandings. I have dubbed these “Tricksy Words” and developed an algorithm for spotting them. Do you know what your organization’s Tricksy Words are?