Until I knew myself and how I was interacting with others, I couldn’t work through conflict and my goals. Communicating from a place that feels authentic is massive – it ties together who I am and what I need with who others are and their needs
When I realized I’m always in my head, I could see how that kept me away from being able to engage with my team. I’m now better equipped to lead without feeling the need to be scripted
My default was to be directive with my team whenever I felt pressured at work. I’ve since learned how to make time that allows us the opportunity for clarity and questions. My team and I now have a different vibe, we’re getting along – and there are a number of strong personalities on my team. That’s saying something!
I under estimated how I presenting myself on-line for recruiters. I didn’t do my profile or my depth of experience any justice. I kept it top line and without personality. Since revamping my professional brand, I’m much more confident in networking, interviewing, and bringing who I am into my conversations.
I used to make up so many assumptions that it stopped me from seeing how I was getting in the way having positive work relationships. It was challenging and there was always tension. I am more aware now when I do this and do it less often now.