The Truth Sets You Free #972 

by Sue Hawkes

One of our core values is “doing work you love with people you love.”  This is meaningful to our incredible team to measure behavioral accountability, AND we use it in assessing our clients as well.   It causes us to reflect on our attention to their needs, special things that make their experience as good as it can be (as we…

Sue HawkesThe Truth Sets You Free #972

No Bad Days #976 

by Sue Hawkes

I was talking with a client, and she told me about a conversation worth making contagious.  She was outside one of her team’s offices and overheard part of an interview which caused her to pause and reflect. The potential employee asked the leader what a bad day was like for him at the company.  His reply was one she wasn’t…

Sue HawkesNo Bad Days #976

Doing the Hard Work #975 

by Sue Hawkes

“Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is probably the reason why so few engage in it.” – Henry Ford  As I take my clarity breaks, I’m learning to slow down my thinking. It’s about going deep with what’s essential versus trying to boil the ocean.  In my quest, I’m learning to search for better questions rather than focus…

Sue HawkesDoing the Hard Work #975

Who’s Listening? #974

by Sue Hawkes

I’d like to believe I’m a good listener. When I delve into learning about listening, it seems I’m always reminded of how to be better. As I’m reminded, I have plenty of room for improvement and will likely work on this for the rest of my life. I found infinite room for improvement in this model and distilled it to…

Sue HawkesWho’s Listening? #974

Don’t Miss the Sunrise #973  

by Sue Hawkes

As teams get healthier, they become more willing to talk about the friction within their team and company.   In the beginning, teams often hesitate to say what’s really going on, they’re indirect, cloaking their message with too many words, often diluting the real message.  As leaders mature through our work together, they see their success tied directly to how effectively…

Sue HawkesDon’t Miss the Sunrise #973

On Busyness #972  

by Sue Hawkes

My world is filled with working with leaders daily.   Everyone is busy.   Everyone.  Some of them forget that from time to time.  Additionally, they forget “busy” is a choice.   We do the things we want to do. That’s it.  Saying we’re busy, using it as a shield to hide behind is shorthand for “not important enough.”  You’re not fooling anyone,…

Sue HawkesOn Busyness #972

Love Letter #970 

by Sue Hawkes

My husband goes hunting every year. It’s a tradition he’s shared with his family for the majority of his life.  He looks forward to the trip and enjoys spending quality time connecting and conversing with his parents and brother-in-law in addition to quality time outdoors.  Though he hasn’t shot anything since we’ve been together, it’s something he is excited for…

Sue HawkesLove Letter #970

Resilience Awaits #969 

by Sue Hawkes

I met with a friend for brunch today, it was refreshing.  We hadn’t seen each other in quite some time, and yet it was as if we hadn’t missed a beat. She’s a joyful and wonderful friend, reminding me of how fortunate I am to be in her presence.  When we discussed some transitions happening in our worlds, we were…

Sue HawkesResilience Awaits #969

Mind Your Thoughts #968 

by Sue Hawkes

“Someone with half your IQ is making 10x as you because they aren’t smart enough to doubt themselves.” Ed Latimore   “It’s not who you are that holds you back; it’s who you think you’re not.” Denis Waitley   These two quotes are present for me right now based on some conversations with our team regarding our progress and limitations regarding our…

Sue HawkesMind Your Thoughts #968

Reflecting on Learning #967 

by Sue Hawkes

As I realize I’m 33 blogs from 1000, I want to review the lessons and see how permanent or semi-permanent they’ve been. It occurred to me reviewing my lessons from every 50 blogs might inform additional learning for all of us. Let’s see what’s there.  What I suspect is there’s nothing new, but I may find some highlights and great…

Sue HawkesReflecting on Learning #967