Some situations seem so clear.
The obstructionist assistant who is resisting any new projects… again. The abrupt, if not rude, manner in which the sales manager walked off while you were mid-sentence. The tendency of the production team to cover up mistakes until it is too late.
Another Monday for you to step in and address what you see in order to get the week off to a good start.
But what if you were looking in the wrong place? What if, before looking at everyone else, you looked at yourself?
Would it make a difference?
What if the assistant resisted new projects because you were overloading him without providing any additional resources?
What if the sales manager walked off because you weren’t listening to anything she had to say?
What if the production team covers up their mistakes because it isn’t safe to make mistakes on your team, and they felt their jobs were at risk?
What if you looked in the mirror first thing every Monday?
What if others showed up at work the way they do in partial reaction to how you are showing up?
The good news is that you have direct control over how you choose to show up at work, making change immediately possible.
Mirror, mirror on the wall… Who might serve as a safe and trustworthy mirror for you to get some information about the impact you have on others?
On your side,