While some argue that you need to become hard to be a #boss … we think that having empathy goes hand in hand with being a leader! If you genuinely make an effort to see a problem/statement from another person’s point of view, it will go a long way in the boardroom. This is particularly helpful when diffusing tense situations … whether they’re in person, via email or over the phone.
We ALL have expectations of ourselves - and so we should - because they go hand in hand with our goals! The important thing to remember from the stage you're at now, and as you move ahead, is that not everything will fall into place exactly as you planned it. In fact, sometimes your expectations and the reality (outcome) of a situation will be completely different.
In fact - when it comes to navigating communication in the workplace, it's entirely up to you how prepared you are to handle and execute your best verbal and non-verbal self in the boardroom, lunch room, coffee cart, at your desk, on the phone and on email ... yep there really are that many!
At generationYOU, we believe that you don't have to be in an Executive position to be a leader. In fact, you can embody a leader every day, regardless of your job title or age.
It’s all good and well to list ‘leadership’ under skills on your LinkedIn profile, in your cover letter or on your resume … but when asked “Give me an example of when you were a leader?” – do you have a solid answer ready to go?
What if – instead of only aiming to become a great leader when we’re in an executive or managerial role … we start becoming leaders in our every day jobs and life.
A key enterprise skill you will need before you enter a full-time role is collaboration. To give you a heads up on what this may look like, Lisa and Saara are giving you their #NoFilter stories on the collaboration experiences they’ve had throughout their career journeys so far!
When you enter the workplace, you won’t have a choice on who you get to work with! Strong teams are made up of a dynamic group of people who bring to the table a range of skills, expertise, opinions and perspectives.
For the next few minutes, I want you to forget how you currently define collaboration and push aside any negative or positive memories you associate with the word! We are going to start with the all important WHAT, WHY and HOW.