by Molly Hughes Wilmer
Recently, there was something that was intimidating me. A coach asked me, “When did you do something well despite being intimidated?” All of a sudden, I remembered standing on a dock facing a boat full of crew that had no idea who I was.
Understanding your own filters and biases let’s you see and hear people more clearly. For me, it means I have more joy experiencing life with them, and LOTS of laughter. A gift I didn’t expect from tying to walk through life more openly.
The path of self-awareness leads to self-empathy, purpose, and a sense of fulfillment. True fulfillment leads to living a life of purpose, reaching one’s full potential, and experiencing what Joseph Campbell refers to as the “rapture of being alive.”
Good teams can be made stronger by leveraging the science behind group dynamics. Giving your group the space to productively “storm” can help them reach the highest heights to “perform.”
Team racing, what I call “speed chess on the water,” is a mentally challenging sport. The beauty of team racing regattas lies in the ability of sailors to constantly learn and improve, ultimately creating a challenging and fulfilling experience for all involved. A recent three-day regatta demonstrated how humility and vulnerability are the key to…
Giving negative feedback and bad news is hard. And psychologically, we are amazingly good at rationalizing why we shouldn’t cause someone else harm when we are actually trying to avoid causing ourselves pain. Understanding this helps us be both honest and kind.
You don’t need to be defined by your job title or previous experience. It’s time to push yourself out of your comfort zone and explore what you can create when you’re free to think outside the box – where real transformation begins.
There are times in life when you are forced to press the reset button. And then there are times when you should press the reset button. Growing takes courage. Press it!
Traditional corporate culture is in trouble because the younger generation just will not put up with the negatives of the status quo. They are not ignoring generational differences, and they are not letting others ignore it, either. I just spent a weekend experiencing a front-row seat to the rewriting of the rules. It was inspiring…
As we progress through the various levels of need, once we have our basic needs met, how much money do we need to make, and what do we do with it? These are questions that many executives wrestle with, and few are able to discuss. Business and making money can be good for everyone involved.…
Part of successfully preparing for a difficult conversation, in addition to understanding why you need to have the difficult conversation, is to understand what type of conversation you need to have.
Flying high in your career? Don’t forget to plan for your landing. Were do you want to land, and what do you want to do when you land? The time to plan is now, while you have so many choices!