Hiring? The 1 Question to Ask Yourself (Not Them) So You’re Not Disappointed in 3 Months
The biggest fear in hiring is that you misjudge. The good one gets away and the one you get is suddenly no longer the same person 3 months down the road. They said all the right things in the interview, yet now that the honeymoon period is over, you see what you truly bought into.
Sometimes that’s a pleasant surprise, most often it’s a confusing letdown.
Gratitude is one of those habits we all know we are supposed to do, but why? What does it do for us? Yes, I’m not proud of this, but I’m shamelessly asking Gratitude “What’s in it for me?”
With the arrival of Thanksgiving comes the final push of 2018, with the timeless underlying theme of gratitude. Grateful for the food we are about to eat, the people around the table with us, and for some…the deals to be found clawing through Black Friday.
I am going to save the rest of the reasons to be grateful for you to find on other posts this week. Today, it’s all about why gratitude works, why is it at the top of every guru’s list, and let me tell you…it is more than just being grateful because you should be. If embraced as a practice, it moves you forward in all aspects of your life.
Last Thursday, I had the pleasure of attending an awe-inspiring night at UC Berkeley. There was about 40 of us, the honoree was Professor Barry Schwartz (Ted Talks here…yes, plural, he’s quite amazing) whose career has focused on how we approach our work, how we glean satisfaction from that work, and why we sometimes decide to stay even when there is no hope of satisfaction.
The evening was framed that we would hear Barry’s thoughts on leadership, especially within corporate America, while in this very intimate setting. What I didn’t know,
Having difficult conversations is one of the hardest parts of being a leader.
It’s emotionally charged (for both parties, my stomach would be in knots too), we worry how it’s going to go (will I say the wrong thing, will they cry, or worse...get really defensive), and we sometimes sweep (and keep sweeping) it under the rug instead. The fact remains, as the leader, you have the responsibility of having these conversations, for everyone’s sake.
I am 12# fatter from when I left my 9-5 job. It’s one of the costs associated with leaving an active job for creating a business.
About a month ago, I finally had it. I became determined to get back into my workout routine and stop the madness. Just this week, as May-grey/June-gloom left Orange County we had our first break of 70 degrees, I was quite nervous as I went to the dreaded ‘shorts’ drawer. (I hate the first weeks of wearing shorts, I am self-conscious and feel like a pasty white stuffed sausage.) I held my breath as I pulled shorts up, voíla…button-able. (Insert victory dance).