Lessons in Rising
When I started coaching I sent a novice and admittedly poorly designed marketing email to a bunch of administrators.
Not surprisingly, I didn’t experience a groundswell of enthusiasm for my services initially.
In fact, I got back a solitary email.
The email said, “Please take me off your email list. Oh, and by the way, you have misquoted Gandhi in your email signature.” A link to an article disproving Gandhi as the source of the quote “We must be the change we wish to see in the world” was enclosed.
Couple of leadership translations-
Feedback Ignites, Criticism Extinguishes
A blundered email or awkward conversation might be the best someone has with the tools they have mastered.
Feedback has the potential to spark next level learning and work.
Whether we provide feedback or criticism, there will be an outcome.
Which is a better return on our investment?
Intentionality = Communication
Seth Godin has said time is something we “spend.”
How we spend our time, as well as what we say & do communicate who we are and what we stand for.
If we are not intentional about that communication we risk misalignment with our values and what we put out into the world.
We also risk losing the trust of those we serve.
How might the time we spend reflect the best version of ourselves?