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The above quotation was also quoted by me in a blog published via LinkedIn Pulse https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/what-choice-did-you-make-today-jo-ann-m-radja/? This quotation speaks to us as we remind ourselves that we alone are responsible for our actions. We want to be held accountable for our actions. In today’s climate of accountability within the #MeTooMovement, accountability applies both to women and men.
I borrowed today’s blog title from Marshall Goldsmith as I recently became a Marshall Goldsmith Global Leadership Assessment Certified Practitioner. http://www.sccoaching.com/glof360/. The complete quotation from Marshall Goldsmith reads:
Change is not a one-way street – it involves two parties, the person who is changing and the people who notice it.
We seem to notice when someone has a haircut or wears new clothes; yet, we may not give feedback to someone when we notice a behavior change – and we should do so – we grow when we accept feedback from another person. It takes practice and practice and practice.
When you Choose Who You Want to be Known As, consider this quotation from Marshall Goldsmith:
The only difference between us and the super-successful among us – the near great and the great – is that the great ones [listen] all the time. It’s automatic for them. For them there’s no on and off switch for caring and empathy and showing respect. It’s always on. They don’t rank personal encounters as A, B or C in importance. They treat everyone equally – and everyone eventually notices.
Enjoy your week!
“Jo Ann” M. Radja, Executive and Career Management Coach
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“The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.” Albert Einstein
Enjoy your Holiday this Season as you Choose Who You Want to be Known As. . .
“Jo Ann” M. Radja,. Executive and Career Management Coach
This month of October, on a National basis, is about Learning in business as well as remembering our heritage. Polish American, Italian American, Hispanic Heritage and German Heritage all celebrate their ancestry background this month.
It’s also National Cyber Security Awareness Month https://www.boozallen.com/c/insight/thought-leadership/booz-allen-kicks-off-national-cybersecurity-awareness-month-2017.html and National Women’s Small Business Month https://www.nwbc.gov/news/10-million-strong-october-council-celebrates-national-women%E2%80%99s-small-business-month. The Balance website hosts an extensive list for you to choose a favorite event: https://www.thebalance.com/october-is-national-month-calendar-3514993
Here in Chicago, events during the year have all led to the celebration of Chicago Ideas Week http://chicagoideas.com from October 16th through October 22. As an example, Professor Marcelo Gleiser, Director the Institute for Cross-Disciplinary Engagement at Dartmouth College spoke at a Symposium on the Future of Intelligence: Human, Machine and Extraterrestrial, sponsored by Chicago Ideas. He asked the question, “Are we engineering our own destruction through technology when we speak about artificial intelligence?” It’s an ethical and scientific dilemma because our intelligence is really about how we move from our present world to the future, including all that’s dark and dangerous, to creating a future that is just and equitable for all society.
As mentioned earlier, this month of October celebrates who we are as a society because all that we have around us places us in a state of constant Learning from the daily occurrences in our lives, both personally and in business. Within the past 30 days of our lives we have experienced or witnessed more tragedy in the USA, than was ever presented before, in non-war time. We mourn all those who left this earth and keep the survivors in our good thoughts for recovery.
Earlier this week, I attended an online Webinar where like-minded people shared their views about our profession and how we can Learn from one another’s experiences. It is because of that discussion that I would like to share with you some ideas for change management in your career. I prepared the format this week and it is based on a business presentation, hosted by the University of Chicago back in 2001. It’s pretty straight forward and timely in today’s environment. Here it is:
As you Choose Who You Want to be Known As during this Learning month, consider how the survivors demonstrated their strength of character and became the best examples of USA humanity for us all.
L essons we learned
A lways come to mind when we are called to
B e our best when adversity strikes.
O ur humanity shows as we
R each out to give back to our community.
D ependability, selflessness and care
A re the cultural values we witness from
Y ou our Southern Americans this 2017 Labor Day.©
Best wishes on this 2017 Labor Day
as you Choose Who You Want to be Known As
“Jo Ann” M. Radja Executive and Career Management Coach
Personal values of using the Laundry Room are similar to the use of the small office refrigerator, i.e. forgetfulness. It happens on an early Sunday morning. You fill two washing machines which are side by side, and each has a 27-minute timer. You leave for a few minutes and return to see one machine has reached 16 minutes and the other is stuck at 25 minutes. After a short phone call, you remove the wet clothes and fill another machine.
More than half of the 14 dryers are still full of dried clothes as well as the folding table. If you are a people watcher, you might enjoy reading that a 20-30 something man enters the Laundry Room. He bends down in front of a dryer and removes some of the dried clothes. He leaves knowing he still has dried clothes in the dryer. Forgetfulness happens at all ages [smile].
Although we lost an hour Early yesterday morning, we made it through the day this Monday. Throughout our career path, we lose time, appointments, colleagues and friends and an occasional discussion. It happens that we grow, develop and become more aware of who we are and how we interact with others. Since I traveled to New York City on business, twice this month, I wanted to share with you a few anagrams I wrote, as follows:
E arnestly the Speakers engaged
T he audience to
H ear how their journeys gave them strength to change.
I t never fails to reach the
C onsciousness of each person’s awareness.
S electively, we chose our next steps. ©Jo Ann M. Radja
E arly on it became clear
T hat a Speaker told the truth.
H e said, “What was for many of us, was not in our future.”
I t was necessary to Pivot in order to
C hange our chosen path. Be guided by your integrity
S o the judgment of others won’t keep you from your Purpose.. ©Jo Ann M. Radja
E verything outside of the vehicle was very still. After
T he quick glance out his window, the driver
H eard no voices or sounds on the street or parkway. He
I nstantly and
C asually drove slower at 1:30am.
S o we continued to be safe for the next 10 blocks. ©Jo Ann M. Radja
E ver so softly people moved
T hrough the 9/11 Museum this Sunday morning.
H ow it affected people was
I nterrupted by watching
C arefully placed videos. We were reminded to
S ee though our pain in order to appreciate the joy of the value of life. ©Jo Ann M. Radja
Have a great week as you Choose Who You Want to be Known As.
“Jo Ann” M. Radja, Executive & Career Management Coach
Any new thing faces the force of inertia! And that’s just a test! Use greater power and overcome it! Tom Morris American Philosopher
It’s my 5 Year Anniversary on WordPress business account. Thank you all for: following this blog, liking a post and sharing your comments with me. I hope you have enjoyed a number of takeaways.
Earlier today I wrote a piece for LinkedIn Publisher that explained that ethics is alive and well, the people who work in large corporations are just like you and me and want to do well, as well as lessons learned in this 21st Century.
Here is that link “IT REALLY HAPPENED. . .” https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/really-happened-jo-ann-m-radja by @Coach_Jo_Ann on @LinkedIn
Another quotation from the American Philosopher Tom Morris is: Service puts others first. And, ironically, it’s in the acts of service that we most often feel our best and become our best.
WordPress has had a philosophy and culture of service over the past five years that I have been a member. Many of you also believe Service is important. All the best to you this week as you Choose Who You Want to be Known As.
“Jo Ann” M. Radja, Executive and Career Management Coach
Here’s my story from the LinkedIn post, published this afternoon at : “Friday the 13th and Synergies. . .” https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/friday-13th-synergies-jo-ann-m-radja by @Coach_Jo_Ann on @LinkedIn