Credibility Quick Shot

Credibility is the social currency for professional relationships. Without it, leaders are ineffective and irrelevant. There is a shortage of credible leadership today. I want to change that. Right here. Right now.

Transient

I have a difficult time working with people I don’t trust. It takes me longer than most to move from trust to distrust. Once there, I don’t turn back easily.

I value the relationship and always look to preserve it. I give the benefit of the doubt. I give second and third chances. I look for logical motives for what appear to be illogical actions. If you look for the leader who puts her hand out only to get it slapped - you've found me.

I understand having a position but I don’t see the need for positioning. I understand having an opinion but I don’t see the need to ever misrepresent the facts. Leaders operate in a world of grey and it is a shortsighted leader who sees the world as black and white and strives to win at all costs. Doing so costs leaders more than the win. And it impacts all of us.

Are you with me?

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Haiku: A Day in the Life Sunday

Good Morning! I had a burst of inspiration and decided to switch my mind from the business-y end of the spectrum to the creative-y end of the spectrum and see what I could do with a different style of writing.

Ok, I lied. I didn't think of this on my own. I am committed to developing my skills as a writer and am in the midst of a writing course. One of our assignments, which BTW I am going to complete all of (no matter what it takes), is writing in a different genre. 

For this assignment, I chose haiku simply because I am limited to 17 syllables overall and really, how much damage coud I do in 17 syllables?!

I also chose haiku because every word counts and I tend to write longer-ish thoughts. I can shorten them down and add a little punch to my message - what do you think?

Anyway, no need to delay this any longer so here is my first shot at capturing what I feel when I watch my daughter sleep:

In peaceful slumber
her dreams carry her forward
and further from me.

When I am not HR-ing or sleeping myself:

Moleskine coffee peace
ideas captured so freely
writer at her best

Hey, it's a start! What are you up to this weekend? What are you creating?