The Imagined Response

We were in a team meeting discussing a creative new initiative.  People were wondering if we should loop in a peer from another department, we’ll call her Sarah.  “We probably should,” they said. “It’s part of her area.”  Yet as they anticipated Sarah’s response, the room started to dim. .

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Define Yourself Quickly, Before People Assume the Worst

There’s a moment of suspended animation for any leader.  It’s the time between when you’re called to leadership and when you actually assume the mantle of responsibility.  It’s a crucial time, because people are deciding who you are and what you stand for before you even show up for.

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