As we find and develop our greatest strengths, we get into a groove. We figure out how to make the most of what we are good at and rise…rise above what we thought possible. Then something crazy happens. We hit a snag – a big snag, and go to the bottom. In fact we surpass bottom and end up at rock bottom. What then? Find out in this conversation.


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As we find and develop our greatest strengths, we get into a groove. We figure out how to make the most of what we are good at and rise…rise above what we thought possible. Then something crazy happens. We hit a snag – a big snag, and go to the bottom. In fact we surpass bottom and end up at rock bottom. What then? Find out in this conversation.

What you will hear:

Actions from love are intentional.

Our intention matters.

“You know when you are over something when you have the opportunity to run over someone and don’t.” -Anonymous

Truth 1: Even when we’re the scapegoat, we never have to do that to another person.

Our level of care shows up in many places.

The buck stops with leaders. That makes us accountable for the outcome. We are responsible for results.

A leader is as good as the team, and they remove obstacles.

Use our networks – develop them too.

Truth 2: Problem solving is immediately useful … everywhere.

Learn and practice steps of problem solving to do what needs to be done.

Problem solving adds value.

Do it yourself, at least try. What can I do here?

Steps to solve problems.

Knowledge transfers are tough.

Truth 3: Until we do something we don’t know if we really like it or just holding up a limiting belief.

Fear holds us back.

“I try to find hope in struggle and resistance in small places as much as I can.” Danny Glover

Stay open.

Notable & Quotable

Tanya Bourque: It’s valuable to be there for another person, and it’s overlooked.

Jessica Dewell: I can better recognize the love some else is giving the world.

Tanya Bourque: Forgive other people when they have done harm to us.

Jessica Dewell: They might be good people making the wrong decisions.

Jessica Dewell: There are good leadership skills, but someone has to be out front – leading the line.

Tanya Bourque: Leaders tend to be generalists.

Jessica Dewell: Communication loops matter.

Jessica Dewell: What does this person need to know to do they best they can and the best I see in them?

Tanya Bourque: Skills that are transferrable add value.

Jessica Dewell: The leader of an organization decides the culture and the skills necessary to add to the culture.

Tanya Bourque: Assumptions come at a cost.

Resources

Full list: 11 Truths, by Jessica Dewell

  1. When we have to convince ourselves it probably isn’t right
  2. Even when we’re the scapegoat, we never have to do that to another person
  3. Doing whatever it takes to hold up responsibilities is useful
  4. The edge of comfort is where the magic happens
  5. Problem solving is immediately useful … everywhere
  6. Get up when knocked down – something better is waiting
  7. Our values must align with the business we work for
  8. As soon as we recognize the gravy train, it’s time to get off
  9. Our partners matter in life
  10. True mentors are not always squeaky clean – they made mistakes too.
  11. Until we do something we don’t know if we really like it or just holding up a limiting belief

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