Where is she asking you? Who else is listening? What information do you already have? What else do you need to know?
The very definition of ‘cool’ is what we were taught to aspire to when we were young: nonchalant, uncommitted, critical. Icy, literally.
We can learn how to make a space safe. We can practise making a space safe. This takes time and trust and buy-in from everyone. It also takes someone to take the first step.
These lines sit in the back pocket of my diary, and I pull them out when I need some grounding. When the achievement means more than who I am becoming as I work towards the goal. When I get a head full of self-importance and how I treat those around me suffers.
Those three things - autonomy, complexity, and a connection between effort and reward - are, most people will agree, the three qualities that work has to have if it is to be satisfying. -Malcolm Gladwell, Outliers
There is a shift that must take place in between when we realise that we’ve got something of value to share with another, and when we have the confidence to act on it.
It was one year ago today that the prompts got released for altMBA23.
However loud the voice upstair is, the truth remains: We’re all experts on ourselves. We’re all experts in noticing.