Saturday, October 19, 2019

Knowing that you don't know is a strength?

Maybe the opposite is a know-it-all? I recently was working with an individual that felt they knew it better. Dismissing that I had 20 years experience, detailed how I knew it and the impact decisions had on business. Yet they continually were pointing out that it should be a different way. There are two things that probably should happen.

1. They should let it go. We (Yes WE) mad a decision. Back it.
2. At least have an understanding of the fact that others may know more.

The other side of this is being able to hear others side (From my perspective that is). Lately I have felt that I have leaned too far to others when I did know better. Ugh, self awareness is tough.

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Being comfortable finally?

You spend the first 3 to 8 years trying to figure “It” all out. What is “It”? I think that varies for sure. For me it was all the things I did poorly. Financials, HR, data acquisition and more. To be clear, not that I didn’t know these things, it was about integrating them into business.

Recently while at a conference it became clear to me that most around were trying to impress. How important they are, how much they know or how many people they have reporting to them.

Many times when you see these people they should be spending more time listening and learning rather than trying to show everyone how important they are.

I can probably relate more since the more I learn, the more I realize that I am not the important one, the team I support is.