Choose which value is the priority and combine that with a discipline of self inquiry and team inquiry to get things done.
The things we don’t want to do can be shifted with a practice of self awareness. The messiness of change – the ability to evaluate and take some action…any action… moves us toward a different outcome. We don’t have to always hate certain things we do. Jess Dewell hosts Blair Glaser as they talk about communication, relationship, innovation, and change.
Starting the Conversation
- Sometimes we must do things we hate to do.
- What can we do to show up even when we are low energy/avoiding/hating something we must do?
Host: Jess Dewell
Guest: Blair Glaser
What You Will Hear:
What fits our style and what shows up.
Deciding. Fear of decision making.
How we speak to each other (and our reactions).
What we do when we really hate something … we avoid or find it annoying.
When we find ourself saying I hate this – it’s a great signal for what I need to know.
Boundaries and how they play into what we take on.
The process of figuring out what we need to know in a situation.
What the discipline of listening offers.
The importance of culture as the fuel for expectations.
Communication to be understood versus pushing information out.
Notable and Quotable:
Blair Glaser: We get very black and white [about decisions].
Jess Dewell: We forget we can pick up the stake we put in the sand…and move it.
Blair Glaser: Do you know ANYONE that likes to be told what to do?
Jess Dewell: At some point…we must TAKE THE ACTION.
Blair Glaser: You’ll know, for next time, I’m hating this because I’m not paying attention in this moment.
Blair Glaser: Resistance is an invitation to find and make a boundary.
Jess Dewell: When we know our boundaries, we absolutely know. If there is not an absolutely associated with it, the boundary has not been found.
Blair Glaser: I have a good discipline of self inquiry.
Blair Glaser: Understand which [of our] feelings and thoughts are real and not chatter.
Jess Dewell: Ask: Am I willing to do what needs to be done to get us to where we need to go?
Blair Glaser: There seems to be more at stake when we are accountable for other people.
Jess Dewell: Culture is first.
Blair Glaser: Formalize shifts in culture at every level of the organization.
Jess Dewell: The more we listen to ourselves the more we are in tune with others to hear what they are not saying.
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