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The Doorway To Engagement #585

by Sue Hawkes

Are your people engaged?   I hear people who are concerned with culture every day – especially as we navigate what our businesses will look like going forward whether in person, online or integrated.   There are costs and benefits to each structure, and each presents new opportunities with our team.  To ensure high performance, we have to ensure 3 things:  Psychological safety  Human connection …

Sue HawkesThe Doorway To Engagement #585
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Let Go To Grow #584

by Sue Hawkes

“If everything seems under control, you’re just not going fast enough.” Mario Andretti  @AliNasser referenced this in his keynote at the EOS Conference a few weeks ago about his own car racing experience.   It aptly applies to business as well. We never want to lose momentum. If we are, we begin dying in that moment.   How do we maintain enough…

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Weird And Wonderful Transition #583

by Sue Hawkes

It’s a weird and wonderful time in the world. We’re reemerging and able to spend time together again, which is interesting.  For me, what’s wonderful is the energy, the connection and all the human pieces of being with others we’ve missed. What’s weird is many of us are sorting through what feels safe and doesn’t, how many people are too many, do you ask if people are…

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Graceful Interruptions #582

by Sue Hawkes

We were enjoying dinner and the fabulous @kellyknight shared a term that was new to me: “NILSI.”  NILSI stands for: No Interest Like Self Interest  Acronyms/code words can be a wonderful interruption used to gracefully or humorously stop distracting, difficult, or challenging behaviors in a team environment – we’ve included a few we use, please add yours below – we can all use the help!  WAIT – Why Am I Talking – for those of…

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Who Can You Empathize With? #581

by Sue Hawkes

Dr. Ben Hardy says, “Trauma is not what happens to us, it’s what happens inside us in the absence of an empathetic witness.”  When I heard this, it occurred to me we’re all dealing with some kind of trauma in the past year of the pandemic. It’s been compounded for many of us as we’ve dealt with so many changes while distancing ourselves from one another. …

Sue HawkesWho Can You Empathize With? #581
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Savor This Thought #580

by Sue Hawkes

The world is fortunate to have you.   What if we all believed this?   How would we greet each other, meet challenges, work through concerns, explore differences, wake up each day and try things?  When you greet the day with a solid belief in yourself, the world shows up to meet you there.  How do we remind one another when we forget? …

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Savor The Goodness #579

by Sue Hawkes

The best lessons (opportunities?) for me are those I respond to with some sort of resistance.  I’m awake enough to recognize any automatic “no,” bracing, or tension followed by irritation or defensiveness, is my ego protecting me in the moment. Typically, it’s an incredible opportunity to challenge myself, grow, and learn a bunch.   After my talk, I planned to return to my room…

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Deep Gratitude (part 2) #578

by Sue Hawkes

Then it was show time. Almost a year of preparation culminating in 75 minutes of edutainment.  The 16 people I cared most about at the conference were front and center, smiling, nodding their heads and supporting me throughout the talk. I was able to make eye contact with every one of them at some given point during the talk.   It bolstered me. I was encouraged and fueled…

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Deep Gratitude (Part 1) #577

by Sue Hawkes

Within the intersection of great opportunity and profound support lies deep gratitude.  I prepped for almost a year, with great intention during a year that served as an incredible intervention in how life had been. It was an interruption in the convenience of my automatic behavior.  It’s been fascinating to recap 2020 and the first months of 2021. To offer a…

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Let Today Be The Day #576

by Sue Hawkes

“Let today be the day you let go of who you’ve been for who you’ll become.” Hal Elrod  What a powerful quote to remind yourself every day (really every minute) is an opportunity to redefine yourself based on who you intend to be, not who you’ve been.  When we firmly grasp what’s possible when we step into our greatness intentionally, we will begin to…

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