To my friends and colleagues who have shared their current challenges at work. If you are not respected and you don’t belong, it is time to move on to a place where your integrity, values and contributions will be appreciated.
Say NO to lies. At some point, enough is enough and it is time to cut out toxic relationships and begin respecting yourself.
We are not perfect. Don’t gloat in the mistakes of others as we all have mistakes of our own.
Be honorable, honest and ethical in all that you do for your reputation will carry and extend well beyond any single sale or transaction. Your integrity, leadership and trust need to be your calling card.
Someone once said, politics, you either play them or get played. However, this too can be done with integrity, honor, respect, honesty and radical candor.
While motivations change with age and experience and are heavily influenced by our upbringing, environment, character, personality and integrity, two of the areas that remain common for us all are respect and flexibility.
In order for us to continue to grow, learn, improve and advance, we need to be mindful of our areas for potential improvement. For me, one of them is certainly not overextending myself and entering “swim lanes” of others. While I will always continue to ask questions and provide ideas and suggestions, it is important to let things go when …
One should earn and retain the privilege that is entrusted to them to oversee finances of an organization. Respect the budget and be mindful of what you need to accomplish and how to strategically invest in your upcoming opportunities and innovation. Don’t be wasteful.
How and when should you protect your team? The answer is almost always, always! Even when you collectively under-perform or fail, it is up to you to face those consequences and address any criticism publicly while resolving any challenges internally and privately. Furthermore, don’t allow anyone to badmouth your team publicly, especially if they haven’t had any common decency or …
How often have we seen people who act one way around the C-suite executives, around the CEO, around the owner(s) of the company and entirely different around everyone else? My experience has shown me that in the long-term, these people will always lose. Don’t be one of them. Respect the person, not the title.