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Heather Bailey Introducing Heather Bailey, our Tuesday Report Guest Columnist: Heather Bailey is President of the Dream Come True Foundation, whose mission is to bring people from intergenerational poverty to prosperity.
Have you ever wanted to be invisible? Did you ever feel you WERE INVISIBLE? Did you ever WISH YOU WEREN’T INVISIBLE? A fun take on people’s invisibility fantasy comes from the 1937 radio detective drama, The Shadow, often read by Orson Welles. The opening always began with, “Who knows what evil lurks in the heart of man—the Shadow knows.”
“Tell me what you do with your day and I’ll tell you who you are.” Does the day you got up to this morning–make sense to you now that you’re into it? Is your day getting you to where you want to be–or are you being dragged down a raging river of events with the current so strong you can just hold on?
The process of alignment in most organizations today is episodic and often crisis-driven, rather than an organizational strategy. Organizations must embrace a system of aligning and coaching their top talent as a business strategy.
How do you motivate a workforce today so that employees feel they have “skin in the game?”
Who’s skin is in your game–really? In any event of life we are spectators, watching the outcome with little to lose, or we have a great deal personally on the line–we have skin in the game.
How you accept and give criticism will determine a great deal about how you succeed—in both life and career. Managing and profiting from criticism is a key skill at work and at home. Not becoming a punching bag for critics is equally important.
The cost of unaligned teams that are unclear of how they’re adding to the success of the organization is huge.
Russell Wilson never lost the key question his father asked him, “Why not you, Russell?” And Russell Wilson continues to ask his team, “Why not us? Why not now?”
Self-concept is the sum of the way you see yourself, who you believe yourself to be.